LEONARDTOWN, Md. (January 19, 2011)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
ARMED ROBBERY: On January 15, deputies responded to a residence on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a report of a man with a gun. The victim reported he was inside the Lexington a night club on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park when he was approached by a black male who produced a handgun and demanded money. The suspect then told the victim to leave the business. The victim said he complied with the suspect's demands. The victim provided deputies with a description of the suspect which was broadcast to other police units in the area. Moments later the St. Mary's County Emergency Communications Center issued a broadcast about a disturbance at the Lexington. When police units arrived on the scene they spotted a male matching the description of the suspect involved in the armed robbery standing on Great Mills Road at the intersection of South Shangri La Drive. The suspect, later identified as Travis Tourneur Butler, 30 of Lexington Park,
pictured above, attempted to flee but was stopped and detained. Further investigation lead to Butler being charged armed robbery.
THEFT LESS THEN $100: On January 15 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Deputy First Class Ruest was patrolling on St. Andrews Church Road in the area of Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown when he observed a Ford truck parked off the roadway with the lights on. Dfc. Ruest investigated and discovered Joseph Larry Hammett, 47 of Leonardtown, was operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Further investigation revealed the validation sticker displayed on the registration plate of the truck was stolen. Hammett was arrested and charged with theft under $100.
THEFT: On December 11, 2010 the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office received a report of a stolen credit card being used to make purchases at several local businesses in Great Mills. The investigation identified Marie Catherine Joachim, 20 of Lexington Park,
pictured at left, as the individual who committed the thefts. On December 29, 2010 Joachim was arrested and charged with credit card theft, receiving a stole credit card, and theft.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A PEACE ORDER: On December 31, 2010 deputies responded to the Super 8 Motel in Lexington Park for a disturbance. Investigation revealed that on September 9, 2010, Christopher Michael Staley, 20 of Lusby, was served with a peace order ordering no contact with the petitioner. Staley was at the hotel contacting the petitioner in violation of the order. He was arrested and charged with violation the conditions of a peace order.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On January 1, deputies responded to a residence on Exquisite Court in Lexington Park for a report of property destruction. Investigation revealed Michael Keun Joo Krech, 21 of Hollywood,
pictured at left, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a destruction of property when Krech shattered the rear window of the victim's vehicle. Krech was arrested for destruction of property.
ASSAULT: On January 5, Cpl. Walker and Deputy Ruest responded to an assault in progress in the parking lot of the Callaway Village Shopping Center. Cpl. Walker learned James R. Jones, 38, of Lexington Park,
pictured at left, became involved in an argument with the victim. The argument became physical when Jones retrieved a tire iron and struck the victim in the head. Jones then entered a vehicle and drove over a curb in an attempt to strike the victim. Jones had left the scene prior to arrival of law enforcement but was located traveling south on Maryland Route 5 in a red Toyota Tundra. Jones was arrested and charged with First and Second Degree Assault. Jones was released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
BURGLARY: On January 6, Deputy Boyer was conducting a premise check of Lore's Apartment in Lexington Park. During the check, he located an apartment door ajar. Further check of the apartment revealed several subject inside who had entered without the permission of the building owner. The subjects were identified as Joseph K. Morgan, 47, with no fixed address; Lawrence M. Anderson, 51, of no fixed address; Edwina D. Fenwick, 47, of no fixed address; Willie S. Miller, 44, of no fixed address; and Timothy L. Barnes, 47, of Callaway. All five subjects were charged with Burglary in the Fourth Degree and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
ASSAULT, PROTECTIVE ORDER VIOLATION, BURGLARY: On January 6, deputies responded to a residence in Great Mills for a trespass and protective order violation. Information was received that Izella E. Bush, 42, of Great Mills, who was wanted on a Violation for Probation Warrant, was at the residence in violation of protective order. Upon arrival, officers located Bush, who failed to comply with their orders and shoved Deputy Boyer. Bush was able to escape from the residence and a foot pursuit ensued. Bush fled to a nearby residence and forced open the front door. He was subdued outside the residence after a short struggle. Charges pending against Bush include Burglary - Fourth Degree, Second Degree Assault (2 counts), and Resisting Arrest.