LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 7, 2011)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DRUG ARREST: On March 3, Deputy First Class Whipkey was patrolling the area of Great Mills Road and FDR Blvd. in Lexington Park when he conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle whose driver failed to stop at a stop sign. As the vehicle was slowing to a stop, Dfc. Whipkey observed the driver throw a piece of plastic out the window. The driver was identified as Christopher McKinley Roach, 32 of Lexington Park. Dfc. Whipkey retrieved what Roach had thrown out of the window. The item was a plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana. Roach was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 3, deputies responded to a residence on Knight Court in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Michael Donnell Marshall, 37 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Marshall punched the victim in the face knocking her to the ground. Marshall then stomped on the victim's chest. Marshall was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE: On March 4, Deputy Ellis responded to a residence on Chaptico Road in Mechanicsville for a report of a motor vehicle theft. Investigation revealed Joseph Brennan Norris III, 55 of Mechanicsville, was at the victim's house earlier in the day, removed the car keys from the victim's purse, and took the victim's 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt without permission. A lookout was broadcast in St. Mary's County, as well as the surrounding jurisdictions for Norris and the vehicle. A few hours later Norris was located operating the stolen vehicle in Charles County. Norris was arrested and charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and theft over $1,000.
THEFT UNDER $100: On March 5, Deputy Teaque responded to a hotel in Lexington Park for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed the victim invited Shelia Christine Vernon, 42 of no fixed address, to his room. The victim reported Vernon left his room a short time later and he discovered his wallet containing currency and miscellaneous items missing. Deputies located Vernon and the wallet. Vernon was arrested and charged with theft over $100.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 5, deputies responded to a residence on Schwartzkoph Drive in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Wayne William Webb, 29 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Webb struck the victim in the face and threatened her with a knife. Webb was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER: On February 28, John Allen Combs, Sr., 38 of Lexington Park, was served with a protective order ordering that he have no contact with the petitioner of the order. On March 5, Combs violated the conditions of the order by contacting the petitioner via text message. Combs was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of a protective order.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 6, deputies responded to a residence on Lacey Lane in California for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Brant Jonathan Theesen, 29 of California, was engaged in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Theesen choked the victim. Theesen was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT & RIOT: On March 6, deputies responded to the WaWa in California for a report of a man with a knife. When deputies arrived on the scene there were numerous individuals outside of the business arguing. Employees pointed out the individual, later identified as Dominique Dametrius White, 19 of Lexington Park, who was alleged to be in possession of a knife. White was in the company of three other men, later identified as Antonis Jawan Moye, 20; Zachary Micah Sawyer, 20; and Wilbur McKay Beverly, 3rd, 21; all of Great Mills. Deputies attempted to detain White for further investigation and asked Moye, Sawyer and Beverly to leave the store. All three refused and were arrested along with White. Examination of the security video surveillance revealed White, Moye, Sawyer and Beverly had participated a few minutes earlier in a melee inside of the store. The video also showed White retrieving a knife from behind the store counter. White actions with the knife placed employees in fear for their lives. White, Moye, Sawyer and Beverly were charged with disorderly conduct and riot.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On March 7, deputies were contacted by a local cab driver who had an extremely intoxicated passenger, later identified as Andrew Michael Schmitt, 28 of Great Mills. Schmitt could not provide the driver with an address for his residence and had subsequently passed out in the cab. Deputies made contact with Schmitt and attempted to interview him to obtain his address so he could be taken home. Schmitt became agitated and began cursing at the deputies and the cab driver. Schmitt was asked several times to lower his voice which he refused. In addition, Schmitt threatened to punch one of the deputies. Schmitt was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
DISORDERLY INTOXICATION, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, LITTERING: On March 7, deputies responded to a residence on Oxford Court in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Joseph Allawisha Kachinski, III, 34 of Lexington Park, was stomping his feet in his apartment and yelling racial slurs which could be heard by the neighbors. One neighbor heard Kachinski's apartment window open and then heard a crashing sound in the area of her vehicle. The neighbor looked outside and saw that a beer bottle had been thrown and struck her vehicle cause two dents. Deputies made contact with Kachinski who was extremely intoxicated. Further investigation lead to Kachinski's arrest. Kachinski was charged with disorderly intoxication, destruction of property and littering.