LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 13, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On January 9, deputies responded to a residence on Rosewood Court in California for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed Brittany Cornelia Kirk, 22 of California, was in a dispute with a victim which escalated into a physical assault when Kirk struck the victim in the face with a set of keys and punched the victim. Kirk was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On January 9, responded to Boatman's Mini Mart in Mechanicsville for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Joseph Francis Yates, 50 of no fixed address, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Yates pinned the victim against a fence and punched the victim. Yates was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.
THEFT: On January 10, at approximately 4:30 pm, Sheriff Timothy Cameron was off duty, driving through the parking lot of BJ Wholesale Club in California, when he observed a male running from BJ's towards Staples carrying a box. Sheriff Cameron witnessed the male throw the box to the ground and then observed what appeared to be two BJ's employees chasing the subject. Sheriff Cameron, believing a theft had just occurred, gave chase and yelled to the suspect that he was a police officer and order the suspect to stop. The suspect initially kept running. The Sheriff caught up with the suspect and again ordered him to stop. The suspect complied and was detained by the Sheriff until the store employees arrived on the scene. Sheriff Cameron had the store employees call 911. The suspect/accused is identified as Ryan James Watson, 19 of St. Leonard. Further investigation revealed Watson had placed numerous electronic games into a box and exited BJ's without paying for the items. Watson was arrested. Search incident to the arrest revealed Watson was in possession of a hypodermic needle containing suspect heroin residue. Watson was charged with theft, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.
ASSAULT: On January 10, at approximately 1:50 am, Deputy D. Harris was in the WaWa Store in California when he observed a disturbance in the rear of the parking lot. Deputy Harris walked over to the individuals involved in the disturbance. Deputy Harris observed a female with brown gravy sauce covering her face and hair. The victim stated she was involved in a verbal dispute with a male inside of the WaWa. The male threw gravy in her face and was now attempting to leave in his vehicle. Deputy Harris stopped the suspect vehicle and identified the driver as Mark Stephen Leishear, 49 of Solomons. The victim identified Leishear as the person who threw the gravy on her. Deputy Harris detained Leishear as he investigated further. Deputy Harris located additional witnesses who observed Leishear assault the victim. Leishear was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.
THREAT OF ARSON, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On January 5, Cpl. K. Somerville responded to a residence on Ricky Drive in Hollywood for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Brian Michael Williamson, 28 of Hollywood, was in a verbal dispute with the owners and occupants of the residence. The verbal dispute escalated into a physical assault when Williamson punched and ripped the shirt off one victim and threatened to burn the other victim's home down. Williamson was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and threat of arson.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On January 6, at 1:47 a.m., Fundador Villanueva 3rd, 34 of Mechanicsville, was served with a protective order ordering him vacate his residence and not have any contact with the petitioner of the protective order. Cpl. E. Johnson gave Villanueva a ride from the residence to the WaWa in Mechanicsville to await a ride. A short time later, Cpl. Johnson observed Villanueva walking back toward his residence. Cpl. Johnson stopped and warned Villanueva not to return to the residence as it would be a violation of the order and he would be arrested. Cpl. Johnson again gave Villanueva a ride away from the residence and back to the WaWa to await a ride. A short time later Villanueva returned to the residence. The Petitioner called 911 and deputies responded. Villanueva was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of the protective order.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On January 4, Franklin Roosevelt Bumpers, 59 of Lexington Park, was served with a protective order ordering that he have no contact with the petitioner of the protective order. Bumpers violated the conditions of the protective order by calling the petitioner's cell phone on January 5 and leaving message after being served and ordered no contact. Bumper was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of a protective order.
CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On January 7, Deputy Jean Vezzosi noted an occupied vehicle in the parking lot of a Lexington Park business with suspended tags. During the investigation, the vehicle operator, Dale Albert Hall, 21 from Hollywood, was found to have a suspended Maryland License and was arrested. While making the arrest, Deputy Vezzosi observed hypodermic needles within the vehicle. A further search resulted in the seizure of suspected Oxycontin and related drug paraphernalia. Dale Albert Hall was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended. He was released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
PEACE ORDER VIOLATION: On January 7, Deputy Nicole Chimko-Fahey responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a reported peace order violation. Deputy Chimko-Fahey's investigation revealed Derrick Alan Boyd, 39 from Lexington Park, contacted the victim in violation of a court issued peace order. Derrick Boyd was arrested and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On January 7, Deputy Kristi Nelson responded to a residential home in Piney Point for a reported assault. Deputy Nelson's investigation revealed Edward R. Curley, 4th, 28 from Piney Point, assaulted his girlfriend causing visible signs of injury. TThe victim was transported to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and Edward Curley 4th was arrested, ccharged with assault, and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
ARREST WARRANTS ISSUED: Two separate St. Mary's County Grand Juries handed down several arrest warrants with multiple counts of criminal acts for Suspect Daniel Jason Brown, 31 of Leonardtown, and John Andrew Mattingly, 40 of Leonardtown. The charges stem from an extensive investigation and additional information will be provided after the two suspects are arraigned in the Circuit Court. The investigation into more criminal activities involving Suspects Brown, Mattingly and others will continue. Additional charges and arrests are expected.