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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 20, 2012)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office has released the following incident and arrest reports.

FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On June 19, deputies responded to an assault call on Point Lookout Road in St. Inigoes. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the victim who sustained severe burns to his back. The investigation revealed that Joshua Joseph Yates, 23 of St. Inigoes, and Charles Bryan Jones, 48 of St. Inigoes, were involved in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into physical assault when Yates knocked the victim into a campfire and held him down while Jones kicked the victim. Yates and Jones fled the scene prior to the deputies' arrival but were located a short time later and arrested. Both were charged with first and second degree assault. In addition, Yates was served with two outstanding District Court bench warrants for theft and destruction of property. Jones was also served with a criminal summons for violating the conditions of a protective order. Both Yates and Jones are currently being held without bond in the St. Mary's County Detention Center. The victim was transported to St. Mary's Hospital via ambulance.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, FAILING TO OBEY A LAWFUL ORDER OF A POLICE OFFICER: On June 16, deputies responded to Ronald Drive in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies observed Marquita Cherie Young, 28 of Lexington Park, screaming and cursing. Deputies asked her several times to stop yelling. Further investigation revealed Young had been engaged in a verbal dispute with another individual. When the other party attempted to gather his belongings and leave, Young began yelling and screaming again. Deputies again advised Young that she needed to stop yelling and cursing. Young's yelling and disorderly conduct caused several neighbors look out of their windows and doors to see what was causing the disturbance. Young refused to stop yelling. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and failing to avoid the lawful order of a police officer.

THREAT OF ARSON, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On June 16, deputies responded to a residence on Valley Circle in Mechanicsville for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Brian Robert Flynn, 2nd, 26 of Mechanicsville, was in a verbal dispute with the homeowner. Flynn threatened to burn the homeowner's house. Flynn then retrieved a gasoline can and poured gasoline on the front porch of the residence. Deputies could smell a strong odor of gasoline in front of the residence. Flynn was arrested. A search of Flynn's person revealed him to be in possession of two metal spoons with suspected controlled dangerous substance burnt onto the spoons. Flynn was also in possession of a hypodermic needle. Flynn was charged with threats of arson, reckless endangerment, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

DRUG ARREST: On June 16, Deputy Ellis stopped a 1997 Honda near the intersection of Midway Drive and Yorktown Road in Lexington Park, Maryland for a motor vehicle traffic violation. Tavaries Antonio Thompson, 18 of Chaptico, was a passenger in the vehicle. As Deputy Ellis was speaking with the driver, he noticed a strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search Deputy Ellis also observed in plain view a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana on the floor board in front of where Thompson was seated. Thompson was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On June 16, deputies responded to a disturbance on Spring Valley Drive in Lexington Park. Investigation revealed Juinel Lyniece Steward, 23 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Steward pulled a blue tooth hands free mobile device from the victim's ear causing a small laceration. Steward was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

THEFT LESS THEN $1,000: On June 17, the St. Mary's County Emergency Communication Center broadcast a theft in progress call. A lookout was placed for a white male who had just stolen a 32" television from the Wal-Mart in California. The male placed the television into an older model hatchback vehicle. Witnesses were able to provide a vehicle description and tag number of the suspect vehicle. Deputies stopped the suspect vehicle at the intersection of Three Notch Road and MacArthur Blvd in California. The driver of the vehicle was identified as James Harold Shirley 3rd, 43, of Mechanicsville. Deputies observed in plain view a 32" Sanyo Television in the cargo area of the vehicle. The television was still in the box with an anti-theft device attached. Shirley was arrested and charged with theft less than $1,000.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MOTOR VEHICLE: On June 8, deputies responded to a residence on Jonquil Lane in California for a report of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Investigation revealed Michael Isaiah Harrison, 23 of California, used the victim's vehicle on June 4 and June 5 without permission while the victim was out of town. Harrison was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On June 8, deputies responded to a residence on Three Notch Road in Ridge for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Harry Ned Pratt, 61 of Ridge, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Pratt threw items at the victim striking her in the arm and leg. Pratt was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On June 10, deputies responded to a residence on Dana Court in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Louise Elizabeth Logan, 60 of Lusby, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Logan grabbed the victim, ripping her shirt. Witnesses report Logan then brandished a box cutting type knife and chased the victim around a vehicle. Logan was arrested and charged with first and second degree assault.

DRUG ARREST: On June 11, deputies responded to Callaway Shopping Center in Callway for a check the welfare call. Upon arrival, deputies found a man, later identified as Matthew Allen Prinsen, 26, of Leonardtown, passed out behind the wheel of a Dodge Dakota which was running. Deputies woke Prinsen. As Prinsen sat up in the vehicle, deputies observed a prescription pill bottle without a label on Prinsen's lap in plain view. The pill bottle contained 4 pills, suspected Methadone Hydrochloride, Oxycodone Hydrochloride, and Alprazolam. Prinsen was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and one count of possessing a prescription bottle with the label removed.

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