St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 29, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, RESISTING ARREST: On January 27, Deputies J. Graves and H. Adams responded to an apartment on Lawrence Avenue in Leonardtown for a report of a domestic assault in progress. Investigation revealed Danielle Marie Bruce, 22 of Leonardtown, was engaged in a verbal dispute with her boyfriend Douglas McArthur Lada, 20 of Leonardtown. The dispute escalated into a physical assault when Bruce hit Lada in the head several times. Bruce was arrested for second degree assault. As Bruce was being placed in the police cruiser, Lada became upset over Bruce's arrest and began to yell that Bruce had not done anything wrong. The deputies asked Lada several time to stop yelling as his disorderly behavior was disturbing his neighbors. Lada refused to comply and continued to yell drawing the attention of others. Lada was told he was under arrest. As deputies attempted to handcuff Lada, he resisted arrest. Lada was placed on the ground by the deputies where he continued to resist arrest. After short struggle deputies were able to handcuff Lada. Danielle Marie Bruce was charged with second degree assault. Douglas McArthur Lada was charged with failing to obey a lawful order of a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT, UNLAWFUL DETENTION: On January 27, Corporal V. Walker responded to a residence on Bridgett Lane in Lexington Park. Investigation revealed Justin Travis Bowles, 25 of Great Mills, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Bowles punch the victim in the head, arms, legs and pulled the victim's hair. The victim attempted to flee Bowles' assault but Bowles blocked the victim's only exit and would not allow her to leave. Bowles again punched the victim. The victim attempted to flee Bowles' assault a second time but Bowles stopped the victim and once again punched the victim about the head and body. The victim made a third attempt to escape Bowles' assault. Bowles ripped clothing from the victim's body as the victim ran out of the house. The victim was able to flee to a neighbor's house and called 911. Bowles had fled the residence prior to Cpl. Walker's arrival but Cpl. Walker located Bowles a short time later, arrested and charged Bowles with second degree assault and unlawful detention.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On August 11, 2009 Traye Wayne Boatman, Sr., 43 of Mechanicsville, was served with a protective order ordering Boatman, Sr. to have no contact with the protected person named in the order. The order is active until August 11, 2010. On January 27, Boatman, Sr. entered onto property where the protected person was located in violation of the order. Boatman, Sr. knew the protected party was on the property at the time he entered onto it. Boatman, Sr. was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of a Protective Order.

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