St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (February 8, 2011)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On February 4, deputies responded to a residence on Leks Wood Court in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Ralph Antonio Broome, Jr., 24, of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Broome struck the victim in the face and pulled her hair. Broome was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On February 4, deputies responded to a residence on Old Great Mills Road in Great Mills for a report of assault in progress. Investigation revealed Jennifer Maria Price, 29, of California, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Price struck the victim in the back of the head. Price was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

TRESPASSING: On January 31, Dominic NMN Mackall, 22, of Lusby, was issued a notice not to trespass on the property of Fox Chase Drive Apartments located in Lexington Park. On February 4, Mackall returned to the property in violation of the no trespassing notice. Mackall was arrested and charged with trespassing.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On February 5 at approximately 1:50 a.m., deputies responded to the WaWa in California to maintain crowd control. Deputies observed William Antoino Briscoe, 23, of Lexington Park, acting in a disorderly manner. Briscoe was arguing and had taken a fighting stance towards another individual. Deputies advised Briscoe to get into his vehicle and leave the premises. Briscoe refused and continued to yell towards the crowd causing a further disturbance. Others in the parking lot of the business became loud and disorderly as a result of Briscoe's actions. Briscoe was told he was under arrest for disorderly conduct and failing to obey a lawful order of a police officer. As deputies attempted to handcuff Briscoe he resisted. After a brief struggle Briscoe was subdued. Briscoe was charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, failing to obey a lawful order of a police officer and resisting arrest.

VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER/SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: In January of 2011, Jerome Antonio Gladden, 29, of Lexington Park, was served with a protective order ordering that he not contact, abuse or harass the petitioner of the order. The order is in effect until January of 2012. On February 6, Gladden violated the conditions of the order by contacting the petitioner then showing up at her residence. When the victim asked Gladden to leave the residence he pushed her as he exited. Gladden fled the scene prior to the arrival of deputies but was located a short time later, arrested and charged with violating a protective order and second degree assault.

DRUG ARREST: On February 6, deputies responded to the intersection of Budds Creek Road and Thompson corner Road in Mechanicsville for a report of a motor vehicle collision. As deputies were speaking with one of the drivers, Nicholas Matthew Clark, 18, of Mechanicsville, they detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage upon Clark's breath and person. Clark was given a standardized field sobriety test. As a result of that test Clark was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. A search incident to the arrest resulted in the deputy recovering a baggie of suspected marijuana and controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. Clark was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On February 7 at approximately 12:05 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Bristol Avenue in Lexington Park for a report of a fight. Investigation revealed Rodney Leroy Chase, Jr., 18, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the head with a bottle causing a large laceration to the victim's head. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. Chase was arrested and charged with first degree assault.

SATURATION PATROL RESULTS: On February 6, the Sheriff's Office conducted a saturation patrol to detect and arrest impaired drivers. During the patrol 22 motorists were stopped for a variety of traffic violations resulting in the following arrests:

-- DFC Stone arrested William Lee Defoe, III, 46, of Charlotte Hall, on an open violation of probation warrant from Carroll County.

-- DFC Stone also arrested Nicholas Martin Smith, 19, of Lexington Park, for driving while under the influence of alcohol. A 19-year-old passenger in the vehicle from Lexington Park was in possession of an alcoholic beverage. Both Smith and passenger were issued civil citation for possessing an alcoholic beverage while under the age of 21.

DRUG ARREST: Vice narcotics detectives were assisted by the Sheriff's Office K-9 unit and patrol officers in attempting to stop Reginald Alan Price, a/k/a "Ricky," 45, as he operated a vehicle in the Clements area. Suspect Price was arrested several days ago at the conclusion of a large scale drug investigation. He was wanted for Violation of Parole and was suspected of being in possession of controlled dangerous substances. Price refused to stop and a chase ensued. Price fled, and attempted to get back to his home. Undercover and uniformed officers were waiting for him. He was taken into custody. Narcotics detectives returned to the area where the chase had taken place, and located several baggies of crack cocaine and heroin.

A search warrant was conducted again on his home and recovered was heroin, cocaine, hashish, marijuana, nearly $1,400 and packaging materials used in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances. Price will be charged with the additional counts for the fleeing and eluding and additional criminal charges are pending a State's Attorney's Office review. He is currently being held without bond. No one was injured during the chase and no property was damaged.

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