LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 19, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE PARAPHERNALIA: On May 18, Cpl. Walker responded to a residence on Liberty Street in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Cpl. Walker made contact with the victim who was outside of the residence when she arrived. The victim reported he was in a verbal altercation with Terelle Lewis Martin, 21 of Lexington Park, which escalated into a physical assault when Martin bit him in the chest. Cpl. Walker contacted Martin inside of the residence. As Cpl. Walker was speaking with Martin she observed a glass smoking device containing suspected marijuana residue in plain view on the living room coffee table. Martin was arrested and charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and second degree assault.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 18, Deputy Worrey responded to a residence on Sue Drive in Lexington Park for a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival Deputy Worrey observed Dexter Golden Gantt, 44 of Lexington Park, arguing with the victim inside a bedroom in the residence. The victim was bleeding from behind her ear. The victim reported she was in a verbal dispute with Gantt which escalated into a physical assault when Gantt slapped the victim in the face several times, pushed her to the ground and choked her. The victim sustained a laceration behind her ear and a swollen eye. Gantt was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 18, the victim responded to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and reported to Deputy Adams that he was in a verbal dispute earlier in the evening with Katherine Collins Loredo, 34 of Hollywood, which escalated into a physical assault when Loredo struck the victim several times in the head and face with her fists. As a result of Loredo's assault the victim suffered a laceration to his ear. The victim was able to flee the residence and drive to the Sheriff's Office to report the assault. Deputy Adams responded to Loredo's residence and interviewed her. Based on the deputy's investigation Loredo was arrested and charged with second degree assault. As a result of Loredo's assault, the victim applied for and was granted an Interim Protective Order against Katherine Loredo. Loredo was served with the order at the St. Mary's County Detention Center. The order commanded Katherine Loredo not to have any contact with the victim. After being served with the order, Katherine Loredo violated the conditions of the order by calling the victim. As a result of the contact, Katherine Loredo was also charged with violating the conditions of a protective order.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 18, Deputy Seyfried responded to a residence on Rosewood Drive in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Upon arrival Deputy Seyfried made contact with the victim who was visibly upset. The victim reported she was in a verbal dispute with Joseph Alphonsus Saxon, Jr., 32 of Lexington Park, which escalated into a physical assault when Saxon punched her in the face. The victim also reported Saxon continued to strike her in the head, chest and ribs. The victim reported to Deputy Seyfried that she had trouble breathing and pain in her rib area. Deputy Seyfried summoned an ambulance and the victim was transported to St. Mary's Hospital. Saxon had fled the residence prior to the deputy's arrival but was subsequently located a short time later in the area. Saxon was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On May 18, Deputy Ellis stopped a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The operator of the vehicle identified as Ashley Nicole Thomas, 22 of Lusby, failed to come to a complete stop for a stop sign near the intersection of Chancellor's Run Road and Pegg Road in Lexington Park. The passenger of the vehicle was identified as Mandy Brooke Lane, 21 of Lexington Park. As Deputy Ellis was speaking with Thomas and Lane he observed a clear plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana. Deputy Ellis conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located a bottle containing suspected cocaine in the glove box and a glass smoking device under the driver's seat. Both Thomas and Lane were arrested. A search of Lane's person also revealed a plastic baggie containing Clonazepam, a prescription drug, on her person. Lane did not a have prescription for the Clonazepam. As a result of the deputy's investigation, Thomas was charged with one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and one count of possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. Lane was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substances and one count of possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.