LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 5, 2012)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT: On June 4 at approximately 11:10 p.m., officers responded to the area of Route 4 near Kingston Creek Road for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Preliminary investigation reveals, a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Michael Allan Heller, 37 of Lusby, with passenger Holly Hope Fullwood, 32 of Lusby, was traveling south on Route 4 from Calvert County. The Harley Davidson motorcycle was being followed by a 2003 Ford Taurus passenger car, operated by Richard Kenneth Cornelison, 27 of Lusby. The motorcycle approached a 2002 Jeep Cherokee, operated by Jacklyn Marie Cox, 21 of St. Leonard, with passenger, Katelyn Ruth Wilt, 21 of St. Leonard. The Jeep Cherokee was also traveling south on Route 4.
Mr. Heller applied brakes; however, still collided with the rear of the Jeep Cherokee. The collision ejected both occupants of the motorcycle. After being struck, the Jeep Cherokee skidded sideways. Mr. Cornelison swerved to avoid the motorcycle and collided with the Jeep Cherokee.
Michael Allan Heller was pronounced deceased at the scene. Holly Hope Fullwood was transported to St. Mary's Hospital where she succumb to her injuries. Jacklyn Marie Cox and Katelyn Ruth Wilt were transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released from the hospital. Richard Kenneth Cornelison was transported to St. Mary's Hospital where he was treated and released.
Members of the Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Speed and alcohol are being investigated as contributing factor to the collision. Dfc. Timothy Reese is the primary Reconstructionist assigned to investigate the collision. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Dfc. Reese at 301-475-4200 extension 9115.
TRESPASSING: On June 1, Dfc. Boyer was in the area of Millison Plaza in Lexington Park when he observed Rodney Pernall McDow, 47, of no fixed address, on the property of Millison Plaza. McDow had previously been served a notice not to trespass. McDow was arrested for trespassing.
THREATS OF ARSON: On June 2, deputies responded to a residence on Sue Drive in Lexington Park. Investigation revealed Craig Ryan Scopin, 22, of Lexington Park, was in a verbal dispute with the owner of the residence. During the dispute Scopin threated to burn the victim's house down. Scopin was arrested for threats of arson.
INTERFERING WITH AN ARREST AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On June 3, deputies responded to a residence on Cambridge Avenue in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. As a result of the investigation and the establishment of probable cause, a juvenile was arrested. Audrey Madison Watson, 34, of Lexington Park, approached the arresting deputies, began yelling and demanding that the juvenile be released. Watson was told several times to step back and not approach or attempt to interfere with the arrest. Watson's disorderly conduct attracted the attention of neighbors. Watson was arrested and charged with interfering with a lawful arrest and disorderly conducting.
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On June 4, deputies responded to a residence on Roger's Drive in Lexington Park for a report of shots fired. As deputies were investigating the complaint, they made contact with Devon Lawrence Thomas, 30, of Great Mills. As deputies were interviewing Thomas, they noticed a pistol, later identified as a .38 caliber, Smith & Wesson revolver protruding from under the front seat of a vehicle parked in front of the residence on Roger's Drive. Deputies also located .38 shell casing inside of the vehicle. Further investigation revealed Thomas to be the owner of the vehicle. Thomas could not explain how he can into possession of the revolver or why there were shell casing inside of the vehicle. As a result of the investigation and the establishment of probable cause Thomas was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.