LEONARDTOWN, Md. (February 1, 2011)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
SECOND DEGREE RAPE: On January 31, police responded to a residence in Lexington Park for the report of a sexual assault. Detectives from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation revealed Wesley Benjamin Mumper, age 29, of Lexington Park,
pictured at left, physically forced an adult female victim to engage in sexual intercourse against her will and without her consent. Detectives executed two search and seizure warrants during the course of the investigation which led to the arrest of Mumper. Mumper was subsequently charged with Second Degree Rape, Second Degree Assault and incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending a bond review before the District Court Commissioner.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On January 28, deputies responded to a residence on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Daniel Lee Gorham, Jr., 42 of Leonardtown, was involved in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Gorham struck the victim in the face. Gorham was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
FORTH DEGREE BURGLARY, DRUG ARREST: On January 29, deputies responded to a residence on North Essex Drive in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Sandra Darlene Jenkins, 51, of Lexington Park, had entered her former residence without permission and threw the victim's belonging out of the house. When deputies arrived on the scene Jenkins was attempting to enter the residence a second time. She was arrested. Search incident to the arrest revealed Jenkins was in possession of a clear glass smoking device containing suspected crack cocaine residue. Jenkins was charged with forth degree burglary, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance - suspected crack cocaine.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, TRESPASSING: On January 30, Benjamin Michael Johnston, 30, of California, arrived at the St. Mary's County Detention Center to obtain information about a friend who had recently been arrested. The lobby of the detention center had other individuals waiting to conduct business with the District Court Commissioner. Johnston approached the Commissioner yelling. Johnston's behavior was disruptive and threatening, so the Commissioner asked him to leave the detention center. Johnston refused. Cpl. Walker was at the detention center and stepped into the lobby to speak with Johnston. Johnston continued his disruptive behavior and Cpl. Walker asked him to leave. Johnston walked to the parking lot but then immediately returned to the lobby claiming the detention center was public property and he had the right to stay. Johnston was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On January 30, deputies responded to a residence on Rumsford Lane in California for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Christopher Michael Wilcox, 40, of California, was involved in a verbal dispute with the victim inside of his vehicle. The dispute escalated into a physical assault when Wilcox struck the victim in the neck and left arm. A second individual at the residence witnessed the assault and attempted to help the victim. The victim was able to exit the vehicle. As the victim was fleeing from the vehicle Wilcox put his vehicle in gear and attempted to strike the victim with his vehicle. Wilcox missed the first victim but struck the second victim, who was rendering aid, in the right leg. Wilcox then fled the scene but was later arrested at his residence. The first victim is a minor which Wilcox had temporary care and custody of while the minor was seated in his vehicle. Wilcox was charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and second degree child abuse.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On January 30, deputies responded to a residence on Chancellor's Run Court in Great Mills for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Terrelle Lewis Martin, 22, of Great Mills, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Martin struck the victim several times in the face. Martin was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
TRESPASSING: On October 24, 2008 Kevin Eugene Watts, 46, of no fixed address, was served with a no trespassing notice for property of CVS Pharmacy on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. On January 30, deputies responded to the CVS Pharmacy for a report that Kevin Watts in the parking lot disturbing customers. Watts was arrested for trespassing.
COUNTERFEITING: On January 30, Connie Lynn Hutchens, 33, of White Plains, attempted to purchase items from the Burchmart on Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall using counterfeit currency. When the store clerk confronted Hutchens about the counterfeit currency, she then paid with legal currency and attempted to retrieve the counterfeit bills from the store manager. The manager refused to return the counterfeit money and Hutchens left the store in a Ford. The manager called 911 and reported the incident and provided a description of the vehicle and tag number Hutchens was driving. Hutchens was stopped on Three Notch Road in the area of Old Village Drive and transported back to the Burchmart where she was identified as the individual who attempted to pass the counterfeit currency. Hutchens was arrested. A search incident to the arrest revealed Hutchens was in possession of additional counterfeit currency. Hutchens was charged with possessing counterfeit currency.
Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presumption_of_innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned.