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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (August 28, 2012)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

BACK TO SCHOOL MOTORIST AND SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: With St. Mary's students now back at school, Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron would like to remind citizens and the commuting public to slow down, use caution and be mindful children standing closer to our roadways while waiting at their bus stops. The Sheriff's Office requests motorist be vigilant on the roadways and look for school buses which are stopping to board and discharge children.

The Sheriff's Office will have Deputies conducting safety patrols of school bus routes during school bus operating hours and violations will be handled accordingly. Maryland motor vehicle law requires motorists to stop and remain stopped for school vehicles which are stopped with alternately flashing red lights activated. A violation for "Failure to stop for a Stopped School Vehicle Operating Alternately Flashing Red Lights" carries a $570.00 fine with three (3) points. "Failure to Remain Stopped for a Stopped School Vehicle Operating Alternately Flashing Red Lights" carries a $570 fine with two (2) points. If motorists, approaching a stopped school vehicle with alternately flashing red lights, are unsure if a stop is required use good judgment, err on the side of safety and stop.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 23, deputies responded to a residence on Tenby Drive in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Ryant Lamar Carr, 31, of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Carr grabbed the victim by the throat and chest. Carr was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, HINDERING: On August 24, deputies responded to Lawrence Avenue in Leonardtown for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies could hear screaming coming from the residence. The deputies knocked several times and identified themselves but occupants refused to answer the door. The deputies checked the door handle and discovered the door to the residence unlocked. Concerned for the safety of those inside the residence, the deputies entered the residence. Deputies continued to hear yelling and crying from a room at the rear of the residence. Deputies checked the door to the room and discovered it was locked. Deputies again knocked on the door several times and identified themselves. The parties inside the room refused to open the door. Deputies continued to hear yelling and crying so to the deputies began kicking the door in attempt to open it. Stacy Lashawn Holly, 22, of Leonardtown, eventually opened the door and identified herself. Deputies could see another individual in the room crying. Holly refused to step from the room or cooperate with the deputies commands. Holly was arrested for hindering. Further investigation revealed Holly had been in a verbal dispute with the other individual in the house later identified as the victim. The verbal dispute escalated into a physical assault when Holly held a wooden walking cane to the victim's throat. Holly was charged with second degree assault.

FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On August 25, deputies responded to a residence on Hills Drive in Mechanicsville for a report of a burglary. Investigation revealed Adam Kingsly Graham, 24, of Windsor Mill, entered the victim's residence by pushing a window air conditioning unit through a rear window of the residence. The air conditioning unit was damaged during the burglary. An independent witness observed Graham walking in and out of the residence. The witness contacted the police and Graham was arrested. Graham was charged with first degree burglary and destruction of property.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 26, deputies responded to a local bar in Mechanicsville for a report of disorderly subjects. Cpl. Fleenor arrived on the scene. Cpl. Fleenor contacted the security at the establishment. Security asked Cpl. Fleenor to assist with clearing the parking lot of disorderly subjects. Cpl. Fleenor approached a group of individuals which included Rachel Kathleen Craddock, 23, of Hollywood, and directed them to leave. Craddock refused to leave and struck Cpl. Fleenor. Craddock was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 27, deputies responded to a residence on Bayne Road in Ridge for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Deborah Gail Dudley, 23, of Ridge, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Dudley struck the victim in the back of the head. Dudley was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presumption_of_innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned.

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