LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 4, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 30, Cpl. J. Somerville responded to a residence on Hancock Drive in Mechanicsville. Investigation revealed Christine Dana Beasley, 38 of Mechanicsville, was in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Beasley bit the victim on the arm. Beasley was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On April 30, at approximately 9:00 p.m. Sgt. E. Walker along with Cpl. K. Moritz were conducting a patrol check of Nicolette Park in Lexington Park. The park closed at dusk and there are no trespassing signs posted at the entrance of the park. Sgt. Walker located an occupied 2006 Hyundai passenger in the park after closing. The vehicle was occupied by Nathaniel Woodson Brown, 22 of Lexington Park; Britain Jeremy Gill, 21 of Patuxent River; and Davon Lamont Gill, 20 of Charlotte, North Carolina. A St. Mary's County Sheriff's canine unit responded to the scene. The canine is training in narcotics detection. The occupants of the vehicle were asked to exit the vehicle and so the canine could scanned the vehicle. As the occupants were exiting the vehicle deputies noticed two small clear baggies containing suspected marijuana. All three occupants had been sitting in a position to have possession on the suspected marijuana. All three occupants were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance - suspected marijuana.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On May 1, deputies responded to a fight in progress call at the WaWa located in California. When deputies arrived on the scene they encountered a large crowd. Deputies ordered the crowd to leave the parking lot. William Antonio Briscoe, 22 of Lexington Park, had been in the crown and left on foot. All parties left the parking lot in two separate vehicles traveling south on Route 235. Deputies observed the two cars driving past where Briscoe was walking. Briscoe began yelling at the occupants of the vehicles. The vehicles pulled along side of Briscoe and an argument began. Deputies once again ordered all parties to leave the area. Everyone except Briscoe complied. Briscoe continued to yell and incite the other individuals. Briscoe was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, FLEEING AND ELUDING: On May 3 at 12:40 a.m., Cpl. K. Moritz advised communications he was behind a blue Dodge Caravan possibly operated by a intoxicated driver. The vehicle was traveling Carmen Woods Drive and Westbury Blvd. in Great Mills. Corporal Moritz activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle. However the operator, identified as Joseph Louis Herbert, Jr., 53 of Mechanicsville, attempted to evade Cpl. Moritz and attempted to strike Cpl. P. Handy as he was standing outside of his vehicle. The vehicle continued to flee and Herbert threw several baggies of suspected CDS from the vehicle. The pursuit eventually ended on Sayre Drive in Great Mills. Herbert refused to comply with orders to step out of the vehicle, so he was extracted from the vehicle and taken into custody after a brief struggle. A computer check of Herbert indicated he wanted for an Assault on a Corrections Officer. Herbert was charged with numerous offenses including First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On May 1, Deputy Licausi responded to a resident on South Springsteen Court in California to check the welfare of Thomas Francis Cooper, Jr., 30, of California. Deputy Licausi was granted access into the residence by a relative of Cooper. As Deputy Licausi entered the residence to make contact with Cooper he observed a various drug paraphernalia (smoking devices) in plain view. Deputy Licausi also located a plant pot containing marijuana plant seedlings which had begun to grow. Cooper was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT UPON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: On May 1, Cpl. Logalbo responded to Millison Plaza in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Cpl. Logalbo made contact with several business owners who reported seeing an intoxicated subject yelling and screaming at business patrons. Cpl. Logalbo continued to check the business in attempt to locate the subject. He finally located Darrell Duane Jones, Jr., 31 of Lexington Park, inside of Big Lot's Store. Jones was yelling and cursing at himself which was alarming patrons and causing a scene. When Cpl. Logalbo attempted to speak with Jones, Jones pushed Cpl. Logalbo. Jones was told he was under arrest. Jones resisted arrest causing Cpl. Logalbo to have to restrain him until other unit arrived on the scene and Jones could be secured in handcuffs. Jones was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Second Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.
FALSE STATEMENT TO A POLICE OFFICER: On May 3, Cpl. Handy responded to Great Mills Court in Lexington Park for a domestic assault involving Darlisha Rochelle Mackall, 22, of Lexington Park, and another subject. Mackall reported to the 911 dispatcher that she was punched in the face, kicked in the stomach and thrown to the ground by her boyfriend. Mackall stated the assault took place in front of the apartments. She repeated this complaint to Cpl. Handy. Cpl. Handy did not observe any physical signs of injury to Mackall nor did Mackall complain of any pain. Two independent witnesses were sitting in the parking lot. Cpl. Handy interviewed the witnesses. Both knew Mackall. Both stated they drove Mackall to the apartments to see her boyfriend. Both stated they were sitting in the apartments when Mackall exited the building and did not witness Mackall being assaulted outside of the building. Both witnesses stated Mackall never mentioned to them that she was assaulted. Further investigation revealed Mackall made up the story and had not been assaulted. Mackall was arrested and charged with false statement to a police officer.