LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 15, 2012)The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) has released the following incident and arrest reports. BCI is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown.
Sexual assault involving a minor
On April 27, detectives from the BCI Special Victims Unit initiated an investigation regarding allegations of a sexual assault involving a minor under age fourteen. During the investigation it was learned a suspect was utilizing the screen name "AWWMANCAM" on a Facebook screen log-in for the purpose of soliciting and engaging in sexual activity with the victim. The suspect eventually met with the victim and engaged in sexual activity at a residence in Lexington Park.
Following the execution of a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Lexington Park, Cameron Antwon Ball, age 21, of Lexington Park, was arrested and various items of evidence recovered. It was also determined during the investigation Ball was currently a registered Tier 1 Sex Offender. Ball was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center, charged with 2nd Rape Degree, 3rd Degree Sex Offense, 4th Degree Sex Offense, Knowingly Providing False Information of Material Fact as a Sex Offender Registrant and Knowingly Failing to Register Screen Names as Required by the Sex Offender Registry as a Teir 1 Registrant. Ball is currently being held on no bond.
On May 6, the victim reported to police his residence had been burglarized between April 27 and May 6 and firearms, ammunition, a knife and money had been stolen from the residence. The case was forwarded to BCI for investigation.
On May 9, detectives, assisted by patrol units, identified two suspects in the burglary. After further investigation, detectives recovered the victim's stolen property in Charles County and arrested the two suspects.
Randy L. Freeman, age 49, and Cameron B. Nolan, age 20, both of Mechanicsville, were charged with First Degree Burglary, Theft $1,000 to $10,000, Theft Less than $1,000 and incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Freeman is currently being held on $45,000 bond. Nolan is currently being held on a $35,000 bond.
Motorist found shot to death
On August 24, 2011 at 11:38 p.m., police units responded to the area of Sell Drive, Lexington Park, for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon police arrival it was determined the operator of the vehicle, Deandre Agustus Hawkins, age 20, of Lexington Park had a gunshot wound in his upper torso. Hawkins was transported to St. Mary's Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
BCI is continuing an investigation into this incident. A reward of up to $9,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Mr. Hawkins. 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).
Suspected child abuse
BCI detectives and investigators from the St. Mary's County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services, initiated a joint investigation regarding allegations of suspected child abuse involving a 10-year-old child. Following a physical examination by medical personnel, the child was observed to have bruises on multiple areas of the body which had been allegedly caused by the suspects. The child was subsequently removed from the residence and placed in foster care.
Following a review of the case with the State's Attorney's Office, on April 26, William T. Smith Jr., age 27 and Brandi G. Smith, age 30, both of Mechanicsville, were arrested by detectives, charged with 2nd Degree Child Abuse, 2nd Degree Assault and incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Both were later released by the commissioner on personal recognizance.
Arrests for Motor Vehicle Burglaries
BCI, assisted by deputies from the Special Operations Division, initiated a joint investigation regarding multiple burglaries to motor vehicles at Leonardtown High School, the College of Southern Maryland, and during Spring-Fest at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. As a result of the joint investigation, three suspects were identified as co-conspirators in these incidents, as well as similar incidents in Charles County, Prince George's County and Anne Arundel County. Multiple items which were stolen from vehicles were recovered during the investigation.
Two seventeen year-old male juveniles were arrested and charged with multiple counts of theft and rogue and vagabond. Additional charges are pending against an adult male suspect.
On April 23, police units responded to a private residence in Lexington Park for a report of suspected child abuse. Upon arrival officers learned suspect David Karl Clements, Jr., age 27, of Lexington Park, was providing care of a three-year-old child during the day. Officers observed the child had multiple bruises on her body.
Detectives from BCI Special Victims Unit responded and assumed the investigation. As a result of the investigation, evidence indicated Clements had physically assaulted the child which resulted in bruising on multiple locations on the child's body. Clements Jr. was located and apprehended at a residence in Leonardtown, charged with Second Degree Child Abuse, Second Degree Assault and incarcerated. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner and is being held on a twenty five thousand dollar cash bond.
Sexual Abuse to a Minor
On April 30, BCI detectives initiated an investigation regarding alleged criminal misconduct by an adult involving a minor. As a result of that investigation, evidence indicated Elmore N. Lewis, age 63, of Lexington Park, had sexually abused a minor over a period of several years and the abuse continued after the minor became an adult.
On May 11, Elmore was arrested, charged with Third Degree Sex Offense, Sexual Abuse to a Minor and Sexual Abuse to a Minor- Continuing Course of Conduct and incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
On May 11, police units responded to the area of Valley Drive Estates, Lexington Park, for the report of a stabbing. Arriving police units discovered a male victim outside a residence suffering from multiple stab wounds. BCI was requested and responded to the scene to assume the investigation.
During the course of the investigation, detectives determined the male victim and the suspect were engaged in a physical altercation when suspect McKinley N. Mackall, age 32, of Lusby, stabbed the victim several times with a knife causing lacerations to the victims neck and shoulder area. The victim was transported to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. During the investigation it was also determined Mackall had been issued a No Trespass Notice for the Valley Drive Estates property.
Mackall was arrested a short distance from the scene without incident and charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Trespassing on Private Property and incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.