LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 09, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On February 7, Dfc Kevin Meyer responded to a residence in Lexington Park for an assault. Dfc Meyer's investigation determined Rodney T. Lovett, Jr., 33, of Lexington Park, entered his girlfriend's bedroom, yelled at her and then struck her in the face. Lovette was arrested, charged with assault and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On February 7, Deputy Scott Ruest responded to a residence in Lexington Park for an assault. Deputy Ruest's investigation determined Jason R. Thomas, 33, of Lexington Park, became involved in an argument with his wife. During the argument, Thomas threw her to the ground causing visible signs of injury. Jason Thomas was arrested, charged with assault and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On February 5, Deputy Anthony Whipkey was on Gloucester Court in Lexington Park attempting to locate a vehicle related to a previously reported fight. He approached an occupied vehicle and spoke with the sole occupant, who was a passenger, and learned they were waiting for a friend who was retrieving some items from a residence. While speaking with the passenger, Whipkey detected an odor of Marijuana originating from the vehicle. The vehicle owner/friend was observed exiting a nearby residence and was confronted by Deputy Whipkey. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 1.6 grams of suspected Marijuana, A smoking device with suspected Marijuana residue and a container of pills identified to be Valium. The vehicle owner, Benjamin Ray Hamlet, 19, of Leonardtown, was arrested and charged with possession of Marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule IV drug (Valium). Benjamin Hamlet was released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before a District Court Commissioner.
THEFT, UNAUTHORIZED USE: On February 4, Deputy Michael Worrey responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a reported theft. Deputy Worrey's investigation determined William Shawn Carter, 35, of Lexington Park, who was already wanted on a warrant for assault had used the victims ATM card without permission, making approximately $200 in unauthorized purchases, and failed to return the victim's vehicle. Deputy Worrey located the victim's vehicle in the area of Great Mills Road, traveling east, failing to stop for the red traffic light at Willows Road. Deputy Worrey pursued the vehicle which turned south onto Three Notch Road failing to yield to his emergency equipment. The vehicle continued south to Point Lookout Road where it turned north towards St. Mary's City. Deputy Worrey ended the chase as they approached Vista Road turning off his emergency equipment and slowing his vehicle due to concerns for public safety. As Deputy Worrey approached St. Mary's City, he observed the vehicle off the road into a snow bank with Carter running away from the scene. Deputy Worrey apprehended Carter after a short foot chase. William Shawn Carter was charged with Theft, Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and various other traffic related offenses. He was released to the custody of the Sr. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.