LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 4, 2011)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 1, deputies responded to a residence on Fir Way in Lexington Park for a report of an assault in progress. Investigation revealed Ashley Marie Prier, 24, of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Prier bit the victim. Prier was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
STALKING: On May 1, Deputy Watters began an investigation for telephone misuse. The investigation revealed Frank Norval Pumphrey, 68, of Leonardtown, had been engaged in a relationship with the victim which had ended approximately two months ago. The victim had asked Pumphrey at least ten times to stop contacting her, but Pumphrey refused. In addition, the victim received alarming mail and text messages from Pumphrey after he had been told to cease contacting her. Pumphrey also left numerous voice mail messages indicating that he would harm the victim. Pumphrey was arrested and charged with harassment, stalking, and telephone misuse.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 3, deputies responded to a residence on Wolftrap Street in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Paul Thomas Cronk, 48, of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Cronk slapped and punched the victim. Cronk was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On May 3, Corporal Maletto responded to Millison Plaza in Lexington Park for a report of an intoxicated subject harassing citizens. Upon arrival Cpl. Maletto observed Clifton Dion Briscoe, 31, Lexington Park, holding an open container of an alcoholic beverage. As Cpl. Maletto spoke with Briscoe he observed Briscoe to display signs of intoxication. Further investigation revealed Briscoe was told by the local business that he was not permitted to enter their establishment but Briscoe did not comply and attempted to gain entrance anyway. When Briscoe was unable to enter the business he stood outside and harassed the customers. Briscoe was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.