LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 18, 2013)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT: On March 15, Cpl. Kirkner responded to the Wal-Mart in California for a report of a shoplifter in custody. Brittany Tiara English, 20 of St. Leonard, entered the Wal-Mart, removed various items from store shelves, walked past all points of purchase and attempted to exit the store without paying for the items. English was stopped by Wal-Mart Loss Prevention and detailed. English was arrested and charged with theft.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 16, Cpl. Somerville responded to a residence on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Crystal Marie Combs, 40 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim. The verbal dispute escalated into a physical assault when Combs scratched the victim's arms. Comb fled prior to Cpl. Somerville's arrival but was located a short time later, arrested and charged with second degree assault.
POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On March 16, Deputy Potter stopped a 1999 Dodge Durango for a vehicle equipment violation. The driver was identified as James Wilson Bush, Jr., 19 of Lexington Park. A driver's license check revealed Bush did not possess a license to drive. As Deputy Potter was speaking with Bush he smelled an odor of burnt marijuana. A probable cause search located suspect marijuana on Bush's person. Further search of Bush's person at the detention center revealed additional suspected marijuana on Bush's person. Bush was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected marijuana and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a place of confinement.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 16, Cpl. Ross responded to a residence on Compass Circle in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Michael Lee Hurry, Jr., 32 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim. The verbal dispute escalated into a physical assault when Hurry punched the victim in the face and pushed her down a flight of stairs. Hurry was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED & POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On March 16, Cpl. Goodwin observed a verbal dispute at the intersection of Chancellors Run Road and Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. Two individual who were in separate vehicles were arguing. Cpl. Goodwin and Cpl. Connelly stopped to investigate the disturbance. The individuals involved in the dispute were identified as Jonathan Craig Smith, 28 of Great Mills, and Dionta Quantiaus Taylor, 25 of Great Mills.
As Cpl. Connelly was speaking to Smith he smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage on Smith's breath and person. Smith was administered a standardized field sobriety test. As Cpl. Connelly was administering the field sobriety test, Taylor walked over to Cpl. Connelly several times disrupting Cpl. Connelly as he was attempting to administer the test. Taylor was told several times to remain on the sidewalk and not to interfere. Smith was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. A search incident to the arrest revealed controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia with suspected marijuana residue on Smith's person. Smith was placed in the back seat of Cpl. Connelly's vehicle. Taylor walked over to Cpl. Connelly's vehicle after being instructed not to do so. Taylor was told to move away from the police vehicle. He refused and was arrested. Taylor attempted to resist arrest but was subdued and handcuffed.
Smith was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected marijuana. Taylor was charged with failing to obey a lawful order of a police officer and resisting arrest.
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 17, Cpl. Ross responded to a residence on Charles Way in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Roland Louis Fenwick, 49 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Fenwick attempted to stab the victim with a knife. The victim fled the residence and contacted the police. Fenwick fled the residence prior to Cpl. Ross's arrival but was located a short time later, arrested and charged with first and second degree assault.
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