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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (November 23, 2010)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

WARRANT, UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MOTOR VEHICLE, THEFT UNDER $100: On November 19, deputies responded to Horseshoe Road in Clements to attempt to locate Nicholas Scott Ringleman, 31, of Friendship, who was wanted by Talbot County for violation of a court order. Deputies located Ringleman at a private residence and arrested him. Ringleman was in possession of 2002 Ford E-250 Econoline Van which, along with a set of Maryland registration plates, had been reported stolen in Anne Arundel County on November 18. Ringleman was arrested on the open warrant and charged additionally with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft less then $100.00.

DRUG ARREST: On November 20 at approximately 10:40 p.m., Deputy First Class Boyer was conducting a premise check in the area of Date Way and Green Tree Drive in Lexington Park. The residences in the area had recently sustained burglaries. Dfc. Boyer observed Alphonso O'Neil Hudson, 20, of Lexington Park, sitting on a curb dressed in all black. Hudson was sitting away from residences and vehicles. As Dfc. Boyer spoke with Hudson he could smell an odor of burnt marijuana on his person. Further investigation revealed a partially burn marijuana cigarette on Hudson's person. Hudson was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance - suspected marijuana.

DRUG ARREST: On November 20, Dfc. Stone was assisting other deputies with a suspicious activity call on Kavanaugh Road in Mechanicsville. Dfc. Stone was interviewing Janae Christina Byrd, 19, of King George, Virginia and located baggie containing suspected marijuana in her wallet. Byrd was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance - suspected marijuana.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On November 20, deputies responded to a disturbance call on Steven Uhler Road in Hollywood, Maryland. Investigation revealed Helen Clare Uhler, 43 of Hollywood, Maryland was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into to physical assault when Uhler scratched the victim in the face and neck area. Uhler was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On November 21, deputies responded to Bristol Avenue in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Karen Bernadette Chase, 46, of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when she used a knife and cut the victim's arm. Chase was arrested and charged with first and second degree assault.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On May 18, Joseph Leroy Lacey, Jr., 33, of Leonardtown, was served with a protective order specifying no contact between him and the petitioner. The order is effective until May 18, 2011. On November 21, Lacey violated the conditions of the order by contacting the petitioner. Lacey was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of the protective order.

VIOLATION OF PEACE ORDER: On June 15, Dorothy Lynn Vallandingham, 30, of Leonardtown, was served with a peace order specifying that she have no contact with the petitioner. The order is effective until December 14, 2010. On November 21, Vallandingham violated the conditions of the order by contacting the petitioner. Vallandingham was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of the peace order.

FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT, THEFT UNDER $100: On November 20, deputies responded to a residence on Cinnamon Way in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Antown Lorenzo Clark, 27, of Clements, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Clark used a string to choke the victim. Clark squeezed the string so tight around the victim's neck that the string started to rip. Clark let go of the string, took cash from the victim's wallet, and left the residence. Clark was located a short time later, arrested and charged with first degree assault and theft.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On November 20, Paul Clement Tippett, Jr., 43, of California, was served with a temporary protective order specifying that he have no contact, or enter onto the property, of the petitioner. The order is effective until November 23, 2010. On November 21, Tippett violated the conditions of the order by entering onto property of the petitioner. Tippett was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of the protective order.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On November 22 at approximately 12:40 a.m., deputies responded to Point Lookout Road in Great Mills for a disturbance. Several residents of the apartment building complained Ohmer Watson Webb, IV, 27, of no fixed address, was running down the hallways banging on doors, yelling and screaming, causing a disturbance. Deputies contacted Webb who was intoxicated and yelling. Webb was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, HANDGUN VIOLATIONS: On November 21 at approximately 1:50 a.m., numerous deputies responded to the Leonardtown Firehouse in Leonardtown for a report of several fights in the parking lot. As Cpl. Handy approached a large crowd in the parking lot, he observed Marcus Anthony Mills, 23, of Clements, discharge several rounds from a handgun. When Mills observed Cpl. Handy approaching, he jumped into the driver's seat of a silver Honda and locked the doors to the vehicle. Mills refused to open the door after given several verbal commands to do so by Cpl. Handy and other deputies. The door to the vehicle was forced open and Mills was arrested. A black Glock, 10 mm handgun was recovered from the driver's floor board. 10 mm shell casings were recovered on the ground in the area where Mills discharged the firearm. Further investigation revealed the Glock was reported stolen from a residence in July of 2010. Mills is a convicted felon which prohibits him from possessing a regulated firearm. In addition, Mills was wanted on a violation of probation warrant. Mills was charged with reckless endangerment, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm, possession of a firearm in a vehicle, theft less then $1,000 and violation of probation (warrant).

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE, VEHICLE THEFT: On November 18, officers responded to the Bushwood/Chaptioc area for multiple reports of breaking and entering to motor vehicles and for an attempted vehicle theft. While officers were taking the theft reports, it was learned, Deputy Timothy Snyder had encountered Justin Steven Cherrico, 25, of Mechanicsville, and Daniel Thomas Stephens, 18, of Mechanicsville, on Maddox Road. Deputy William Watters, with assistance from other members of his patrol squad and the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, continued the investigation which resulted in the recovery of evidence implicating Cherrico and Stephens in the attempted theft of a motor vehicle (2005 Saturn Relay) from a home in Bushwood and multiple burglaries to motor vehicles in Bushwood and Chaptico. Cherrico and Stephens were arrested and charged with six counts of theft less than $1,000 (CR-7-104), theft of a motor vehicle (CR 7-105), 12 counts of rogue and vagabond (CR- 6-200), seven counts of fourth degree burglary (CR 6-205), three counts of theft having a value of $1,000 to $10,000 (CR 7-104), and one count of theft having a value of $10,000 to $100,000 (CR 7-104).

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