St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (December 19, 2011)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

REWARD OFFERED FOR INFO ON MURDER: A reward is being offered of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible in the death of Deandre Agustus Hawkins, age 20, of Lexington Park. On August 24, 2011 at 11:38 p.m., police units responded to the area of Sell Drive in Lexington Park (a mobile home park adjacent to Great Mills Rd. and St. Mary's Square shopping area) for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon police arrival it was determined the operator of the vehicle, Deandre Agustus Hawkins, had a gunshot wound in his upper torso. Hawkins was transported to St. Mary's Hospital where he was pronounced deceased as a result of the gunshot wound. The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations is continuing an investigation into this incident. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact Det. R. McCoy at 301-475-4200 Ext. 9119 or callers can make anonymous tips to Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637).

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On December 16, deputies responded to a residence on Great Mills Court in Lexington Park for an assault report. Investigation revealed Thomas Matthew Barnes, Sr., 39, of Lexington Park, and the victim were involved in a verbal argument which escalated when Barnes slapped and choked the victim. Deputy Hawks arrested Barnes and charged him with Second Degree Assault.

BURGLARY: On December 17, deputies responded to a residence on Fox Chase Drive in Lexington Park for a burglary report. Investigation revealed Gerald Anthony Riche, 52, of Leonardtown, knocked on the victim's door and when Riche was not allowed in he forced entry by kicking in the door. Deputy Beasley arrested Riche and charged him with Burglary and Malicious Destruction of Property.

THEFT: On December 18, deputies responded to a business on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park for a theft report. Investigation revealed Robin Ann Laabs, 40, no fixed address, had stolen the victim's wallet and used the victim's money to allegedly purchase drugs from an occupant next door. Further investigation revealed the officers made contact with the occupants next door. Based on probable cause, they enter the room and discovered suspected cocaine. Joseph Allen Milburn, 23, of Dameron, was arrested by Deputy Schultz and charged with CDS Possession. Laabs was arrested by Deputy First Class Ruest and charged with Theft.

BURGLARY: On December 18, deputies responded to a residence on Camdem Court, Hollywood for a burglary report. Investigation revealed Casey Michael Shores, 19, of Leonardtown, was observed by two witnesses running from a residence carrying items stolen from vehicles. The two witnesses chased Shores and were able to detain him long enough to retrieve the stolen items. A struggle ensued and Shores got away. Deputies responded and the investigation revealed Shores had burglarized a garage, broken into two vehicles and stole items from within. Police located Shores a short time later at his residence. Shores was positively identified by the witnesses. Deputy Flerlage arrested Shores and charged him with First Degree Burglary, Third Degree Burglary, Fourth Degree Burglary, Rogue & Vagabond and Theft.

DRUG ARREST: On December 19, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Deputy Schultz was conducting a patrol check in Lancaster Park, Lexington Park when he observed a vehicle parked in the lot. Deputy Schultz made contact with the driver, identified as Marc Anthony Wise, 21, of Lusby. During a consent search, Deputy Schultz located a baggie of suspected marijuana in Wise's pants pocket.

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