LEONARDTOWN, Md. (August 31, 2011)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ROBBERY: On August 30, Deputy Melissa Green was flagged down in the parking lot of St. Mary's Hospital. The citizen informed Deputy Green they had been robbed by a known suspect. The victim had given the suspect, Ronnie D. Tippett, 22, of Hughesville, a ride from Charlotte Hall to Leonardtown. While sitting in a Leonardtown parking lot, Tippett snatched cash from the victim and fled. Tippett was located by Deputy Timothy Snyder in the parking lot of the St. Mary's County Detention Center and arrested. Tippett was charged with Robbery and Theft.
Assault, DUI: On August 29, numerous calls were received for a Chevrolet Blazer swerving all over the road in the Mechanicsville area. The vehicle was located in a parking lot off Old Village Road by Dfc. William Watters. The operator was identified as Michele S. Mccurry, 33, of Chaptico. Mccurry displayed signs of impairment and took several field sobriety tests for which she performed poorly and was arrested. During a search of Mccurry, she was found in possession of a pill of Oxycodone Hydrochloride for which she did not have a prescription. While Mccurry was handcuffed in the rear seat of the patrol car, she slipped out of the handcuffs. Dfc. Watters and Cpl. Connelly removed Mccurry from the vehicle to refasten the cuffs and she became combative kicking both officers. Mccurry was charged with Driving While Impaired, Assault, Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.