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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 11, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, RESISTING ARREST: On March 9, deputies responded to a residence on Columbia Drive in Lexington Park for a report of a domestic assault in progress. As deputies arrived on the scene they observed Harold Nathaniel White, 56, of Lexington Park, throw the victim to the ground. As deputies attempted to arrest White, he refused to comply and a brief struggle ensued. Once handcuffed, White began yelling obscenities and threatening the lives of the deputies. White was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged with second degree assault and resisting arrest.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On March 9, deputies responded to L & G Billiards in Lexington Park for a report of a violation of a protective order. Investigation revealed Jackie Lynn Ryon Adkins, 60, of no fixed address, was served with a protective order on March 8, ordering no contact with the petitioner of the order. The order specifically ordered Adkins to stay away from L & G Billiards. On March 9 at approximately 10:00 a.m., Adkins was waiting outside of L & G Billiards waiting for the petitioner to arrive for work. Adkins left the area when the petitioner called deputies to report the violation. As deputies were exiting L & G Billiards, Adkins walked past the business. Adkins was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of the protective order.

TRESPASSING: On March 9, deputies responded to the Three Oaks Men's Shelter located in Lexington Park for a report of a trespasser. Investigation revealed Darrell Duane Jones, Jr., 31, of no fixed address, was served with a no trespassing notice for the Three Oaks Men's Shelter on March 8 by Trooper Mersman of the Maryland State Police. When the deputies arrived at the shelter, Jones was standing in the lobby of the shelter. Jones was arrested and charged with trespassing.

FIRST, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 9, deputies responded to a residence on Columbus Drive for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed Joseph Edward Ball, 23, of Lexington Park, was involved in a verbal dispute with the victim which turned physical when Ball kicked the victim in the face. Shortly after the assault the victim's brother arrived at the residence. The victim's brother saw his sister on the floor bleeding and attempted to render aid. As the brother was attempting to render aid, Ball ran towards him with a wood stove cast iron shovel and attempted to hit the brother and the victim. Ball was tackled by the brother and subdued. Ball was arrested and charged with first and second degree assault.

POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On March 9, deputies responded to the Hermanville Mobile for a report of a wanted subject. Deputies located Jeffrey Kirk Berry, 52, of no fixed address. Berry had two outstanding warrants for his arrest and was arrested. A search of Berry's person revealed a small plastic bag containing suspected cocaine. Berry was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected cocaine.

TRESPASSING: On March 9, deputies responded to the Donut Connection for a report of a trespasser. Management at the Donut Connection did not want Brandon Wayne Danchak, 25, of no fixed address, on the property, so Deputy Boyer issued Danchak an order not to trespass. On March 10, Deputy Boyer was patrolling the area of the Donut Connection and observed Danchak standing on the property approximately four feet from the entrance. Danchak was arrested and charged with trespassing.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On March 10, deputies responded to Laurel Glen Road apartments in California for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed Walter Lee Payne III, 22, of California, was involved in a domestic dispute with the victim, which turned physical when Payne smashed the victim's computer and grabbed the victim by the arms. Payne was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property and second degree assault.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE PARAPHERNALIA: On March 10, deputies were flagged down on Route 245 and Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown. Investigation revealed Jeffrey Alan Dement, 45, of Leonardtown, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim as they were driving down Route 245. The verbal dispute turned physical when Dement attempted to remove the keys from the ignition of the vehicle as the victim was driving the vehicle. The victim sustained scratches on her should and neck as a result of Dement's assault. Dement was arrested for second degree assault. Search incident to Dement's arrest revealed an aluminum smoking device concealed on his person. Dement was also charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

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