LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 16, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
PEDESTRIAN FATAL COLLISION: On February 14 at approximately 1844 hours, a 2004 Toyota Tundra driven by Robert Nelson Jr., 40, of Charlotte Hall, was eastbound on Mohawk Drive just past Lakota Lane in Charlotte Hall. Nelson was traveling down the middle of the road, however the road is unlined. Virginia Burch, 61, of Charlotte Hall, was walking eastbound on Mohawk Drive just past Lakota Lane on the westbound side of the road. Burch was struck by the truck and thrown into an adjacent snow bank lining the road. She was transported to Prince George's Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 where she succumbed to her injuries. Nelson was not injured. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this collision. Members of the St. Mary's County Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The investigation is continuing, anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact DFC Timothy Reese at 301-475-4200 ext. 9115.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On February 12, Deputy N. Fahey responded to St. Mary's College for a report of a controlled dangerous substance violation. Deputy Fahey made contact with a campus safety officer. Investigation revealed the campus safety officer found Noah Hart Shefrin, 19, of St. Mary's City, in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected marijuana and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. Shefrin was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of controlled dangerous stance paraphernalia.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On February 13, Deputy M. Boyer responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at Canopy Liquors located in Lexington Park. Investigation revealed Tercell Ernerst Thompson, 30 of Pomfret, was inside of the business yelling profanity at the store clerk because she refused to sell him alcohol. The clerk believed Thompson to be intoxicated. Several patrons were inside of the business observing Thompson's disorderly behavior. Deputy Boyer attempted to interview Thompson who continued to yell profanity at the deputy drawling further attention to his disorderly behavior. Thompson assumed an aggressive stance with the deputy and refused to cease his disorderly conduct. Deputy Boyer could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Thompson's breath and person. Thompson speech was slurred as he yelled. Deputy Boyer arrested Thompson. As Thompson was being transported to the detention center he spit on the deputy's jacket. Thompson was charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and destruction of property.
1ST DEGREE ASSAULT, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On February 13, Deputy Boyer responded to a residence on Holly Hill Lane in California for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Justin Scott Casavant, 18 of California, was involved in a dispute with the victim which escalated into an assault when Casavant pulled a knife and pointed it at the victim. Casavant then dropped the knife and fled the residence. A short time later Casavant returned to the residence. Casavant was arrested for 1st degree assault. Search incident to the arrest revealed suspected marijuana on his person. Casavant was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On February 14, at approximately 10:30 pm, Dfc. Rishel observed a red Saturn, occupied by two individuals, in the parking lot of the AutoZone parking lot, located on Three Notch Road in California. The business was closed. As Dfc. Rishel approached the vehicle the individuals attempted to slouch down inside the vehicle to avoid detection. Dfc. Rishel made contact with Blake Edward Lucas, 20 of Lexington Park, and Bryant Allen Michael Lawson, 18 of Leonardtown. As Dfc. Rishel was speaking with Lucas and Lawson he smelled an odor of burnt marijuana. Further investigation revealed suspected marijuana and controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Lucas and Lawson were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected marijuana, and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.
POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On February 14, Deputy E. Croyle responded to the Sleep Inn on Three Notch Road in California for a report of a disturbance inside of a room. Upon arrival, Deputy Croyle responded to the room where the reported disturbance was occurring and made contact with Crystal Ann Coontz, 20 of Lexington Park. A warrant check revealed Coontz had an open bench warrant for her arrest for theft in Charles County. Coontz was arrested on the warrant. Search incident to the arrest revealed two small unsealed plastic baggies containing two different prescription pills. On baggie contain 13 pills, later identified as Hydrocodone 500 mg a schedule III narcotic and the other baggie contained 2 Zanex 2 mg pills, a schedule IV narcotic. None of the pills were prescribed to Coontz. Coontz was served with the open warrant and charged additionally with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On February 16, the victim observed Robert Delane Faulk Jr., 19, of Lexington Park, bending the radio antenna to his 1998 Chevy Cavalier. The victim was familiar with Faulk as they had past encounters. Prior to the deputy's arrival Faulk fled the scene. A short time later Dfc. Dodson observed Faulk return to the area of the victim's residence. Dfc. Dodson stopped and interviewed Faulk. After further investigation by Dfc. Dodson, Faulk was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On February 14, Deputy E. Croyle responded to a residence on Three Notch road in Hollywood for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed Rebecca Ann Ellis, 43 of Hollywood, was involved in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Ellis pushed and struck the victim. Ellis was arrested for second degree assault.