LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 26, 2011) The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT: This week, the Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location. The checkpoint is an effort to crack down on impaired drivers and those driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is our hope to eradicate fatalities caused by impaired drivers and other preventable traffic risks such aggressive driving, speeding and lack of seat belt use. The sobriety checkpoint will be clearly marked with signs, lights and uniformed officers. Officers' primary objective will be to check for violations including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They will also use this opportunity to heighten awareness about the dangers associated with drunk driving and send a clear message that checkpoints are but one tool in the arsenal used to combat drunk driving.
FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 13, a victim reported to deputies that Theron Mitchell Johnson, 34, of Mechanicsville, assaulted her by pinching her nose, covering her mouth, and choking her. The victim stated she could not breathe and feared for her life. The victim also reported that Johnson bit her ear. Once Johnson stopped the assault, the victim was able to contact the police. The assault took place at a residence on Michelle Court in Mechanicsville. Deputies responded to the residence, and located and arrested Johnson. He was charged with first and second degree assault.
DRUG ARREST: Geral Anthony Holt, 20, of Mechanicsville, was indicted by vice narcotics detectives for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. He was arrested on the open indictment and a search revealed 10 individually wrapped quantities of cocaine. Additional felony charges are pending.
DRUG ARREST: Vice Narcotics detectives and patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was operated by Christopher Brian Cox, 26, of Mechanicsville. Detectives immediately observed a smoking device with cocaine residue and Cox was arrested. A female passenger, Jessica Adele Kearney, 25, of P.G. County, was found to be wanted and she to was arrested. A search revealed syringes, spoons with Percocet residue, more than 40 Oxycodone pills, 24 Xanax, 7 Morphine pills, (total street value over $2,000,) a quantity of crack cocaine and other drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested and charged and additional charges are pending a review with the State's Attorney.