LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 5, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE, HOSTAGE/BARRICADE: On May 4 at 2211 hours, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a residence on Charles Way in Great Mills for a report of a domestic disturbance. While deputies were conducting their investigation outside of the residence, Hugh Anthony Pierce, Sr., 45 of Lexington Park, grabbed the victim, a 33-year-old from Lexington Park and barricaded himself inside the mobile home. A perimeter was set up and a hostage barricade situation was declared. Members from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response and Critical Incident Negotiating Teams responded and began negotiations with Pierce. The victim was eventually allowed to exit the residence. At approximately 2:15 a.m. Pierce exited the residence and was taken into custody. Hugh was charged two counts of second degree assault, hindering/obstructing justice and false imprisonment.
FALSE STATEMENT TO POLICE OFFICER, HINDERING POLICE INVESTIGATION: On May 4, Deputy Nielson responded to the area of Patuxent Drive in Lexington Park to assist a citizen. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Deputy Nielson made contact with Donald Levi Warrick, Jr., 21 of Callaway. Warrick matched the description of an individual who was seen in the company of a missing juvenile. During Deputy Nielson's interview with Warrick, Warrick provided a false name and date of birth. Nielson, not knowing Warrick provided a false name, finished his interview of Warrick and sent him on his way. Approximately one hour later, Deputy Nielson responded to Columbus Drive in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance involving a possible handgun. As Nielson arrived on the scene he again saw Warrick. When Warrick saw Deputy Nielson he attempted to flee on foot. Deputy Nielson was able to stop and detain Warrick. During the second interview of Warrick, Warrick again provided Deputy Nielson with a false name and date of birth. Corporal R. Merritt arrived on the scene and was able to positively identify Warrick. Warrick was arrested and charged with making a false statement to a police officer and hindering a police investigation.
TRESPASSING: On May 4, Deputy First Class Whipkey responded to the Three Oaks Shelter in Lexington Park for a trespassing complaint. Investigation revealed Aurora Davila Moynihan, 47 of no fixed address, was at the shelter causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. Dfc. Whipkey told Moynihan that she had to leave the property and she refused. Moynihan was arrested and charged with trespassing.