LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 11, 2011)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
FIRST, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 10, deputies responded to a residence on Coolidge Drive in Mechanicsville for a report of an assault in progress. Responding deputies were advised that the suspect, Keith Andrew Breitmaier, 20, of Mechanicsville, was in possession of a sword and was threatening to assault the responding officers. When deputies arrived on the scene they observed Breitmaier exiting the residence carrying numerous items including a sword three feet in length. Breitmaier dropped the other items, ran towards the deputies, raised the sword over his head and threatened the deputies. Breitmaier then stopped, turned around and attempted to run back towards the residence. After a brief foot pursuit, Breitmaier was subdued and arrested. Further investigation revealed Breitmaier had assaulted an individual inside the residence. Breitmaier was charged with two counts of first degree assault and three counts of second degree assault.
DRUG ARREST: On April 10 at approximately 2:10 a.m., Dfc. Whipkey was approaching the intersection of Meath Drive and Daugherty Court in Great Mills when he noticed what appeared to be an unoccupied vehicle with its lights on blocking the roadway. Dfc. Whipkey approached the vehicle and observed Darious Anthony Jones, 18, of Leonardtown, lying in the front seat. Jones rolled down the driver's window and began speaking with Dfc. Whipkey. The deputy detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed Jones was possession of suspected marijuana. Jones was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected marijuana.