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St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Aug. 2, 2013)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

1ST AND 2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 1, deputies responded to a residence on Ritz Drive in Lexington Park for an assault. Upon arrival, deputies met with the victim who advised he was in an argument with Prado Anuar Obdulio Espinoza, 28 of Lexington Park. The argument turned physical, when Espinoza brandished a screw driver and stabbed the victim in the wrist causing injury. Espinoza was arrested and charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault. Deputy Timothy Wesner was the arresting Deputy.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On August 1, Deputy Austin Schultz responded to a residence on Point Lookout Road in Ridge for a violation of a protective order. Deputy Schultz met with the victim who advised that Ethan Clark Davis, 21 of Ridge, is the respondent of an active protective order, commanding him to not contact the victim by any means. Victim advised that Davis drove by her residence yelling profanities at her and called her cell phone, both actions a violation of the protective order. Deputy Schultz located Davis at his residence. Davis was arrested and charged with two counts of Violation of a Protective Order.

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT, MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, THREATS OF ARSON: On July 31, deputies responded to an assault that occurred at a residence on South Springsteen Court in California. Deputies met with the victim who advised that she was involved in an argument with Derrick Clifton Marshall, 36 of California. The argument escalated when Marshall made threats to burn the house down and assaulted the victim, causing injury. Marshall was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault/Malicious Destruction of Property/Threats of Arson. Deputy James Lloyd was the arresting deputy.

1ST DEGREE BURGLARY, STALKING, DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: On July 27 at approximately 11:21 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Wheatley's Apartment Way in Leonardtown for a suspicious incident. Upon Deputy James Lloyd's arrival, he observed a vehicle leaving the immediate area and he noted the Maryland Registration on the vehicle. Deputy Lloyd made contact with the victim who advised someone was banging on her door. Victim advised that the subject attempted to gain entry to her residence through several windows. The Emergency Communications Center advised Deputy Lloyd the registration belonged to Dennis Lee Lavallee, Jr., 29 of Charlotte Hall. The victim advised she knew Lavallee and has had prior incidents involving Lavallee stalking her. Deputy Heath Adams located and stopped the vehicle driven by Lavallee. Upon contact, Deputy Adams observed signs of intoxication. Deputy Lloyd responded to Deputy Adams location and requested Lavalle to complete field sobriety tests, at which time Lavallee refused. Lavallee was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Burglary/Burglary/Stalking/Driving While Intoxicated.

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 26, Deputy Blaine Gaskill responded to a residence on Dutchmans Drive in Lexington Park for an assault. Deputy Gaskill met with the victim who advised she was in an argument with Richard Clayton Hewitt, 37 of Lexington Park, on July 25. The argument escalated when Hewitt began throwing items at the victim, striking her and causing injury. Hewitt was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 28 at approximately 12:25 a.m., Deputy Jason Kerns responded to a residence in the area of 21000 Point Lookout Drive in Lexington Park for an assault. Deputy Kerns made contact with the victim who advised that Maria Dolores Morris, 43 of Lexington Park, hit him with the television remote during an argument. Deputy Kerns did not observe physical injury and all parties advised there would be no further incidents. At approximately 2:45 a.m., Deputy Kerns responded back to the same residence for another assault. Deputy Kerns met with Morris and the victim who advised they were involved in another argument that escalated when Morris grabbed a bag the victim was in possession of causing injury to the victim. Morris was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 27, Deputy Anthony Cole responded to a residence on Park Avenue in Leonardtown for an assault. Deputy Cole met with Jeremiah Matthew Burton, 34 of Leonardtown. Burton advised Deputy Cole that he was involved in an argument with the victim. The argument escalated when he lost his temper, slapping the victim causing injury. Burton was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, FAIL TO OBEY A LAWFUL ORDER: On July 27, deputies responded to the area of Willow Lane and Winter Bloom Lane in Lexington Park for an assault. The Emergency Communications Center received a call advising that a male and female subject were in the roadway physically fighting. Upon arrival, Deputy Timothy Shomper observed several people standing outside of their houses pointing to a man and woman walking down the street. Deputy Shomper observed the female subject to have blood on her shirt and the male subject's shirt was ripped. Deputy Shomper attempted to make contact with the male subject, later identified as Craig Ryan Scopin, 23 of Lexington Park, when he fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Scopin was detained for further investigation. Deputy Shomper met with the victim who advised she was involved in an argument with Scopin that escalated into an assault. Deputy Shomper observed swelling and bruising to the victim's face. Scopin was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Fail to Obey a Lawful Order.

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 27 at approximately 8:54 p.m., Deputy Austin Schultz responded to a residence in the area of 28000 Point Lookout Rd. in Loveville for an assault. Deputy Schultz met with the victim who advised Melbin Manfredy Guevara, 31 of Loveville, struck her several times in the face, during an argument. Deputy Schultz observed injury to the victim as a result of the assault. Guevara was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

THEFT UNDER $1,000, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE AND PARAPHERNALIA: On July 27, deputies responded to Sears Department Store in California for a reported theft. Deputy Jean Vezzosi met with a Sears employee who advised that John Robert Townshend, 54 of Great Mills, entered the business, removed product and exited the store, passing all points of sale without paying for the item. The Sears employee confronted Townshend who gave the employee the stolen item and then left the area in a vehicle. Trooper Mersman of the Maryland State Police located the vehicle and Townshend off of Merval Dean Road in Hollywood. Search incident to arrest revealed Townshend to be in possession of a smoking device for a Controlled Dangerous Substance with suspected cocaine residue. Townshend was arrested and charged with Theft $1000 and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Paraphernalia.

1ST AND 2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 22, Deputy Shane Cameron responded to St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown for an assault. Upon Deputy Camerons arrival, he met with the victim who advised that she was involved in an argument with William Lewis Asmussen III, 38 of Park Hall. The argument escalated when Asmussen became enraged, assaulting the victim with a baseball bat and causing injury to the victim. Deputy Cameron located Asmussen at a residence on Far Cry Road in Lexington Park. Asmussen was arrested and charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE AND PARAPHERNALIA: On July 28, Deputy Austin Schultz was to the rear of Mechanicsville Elementary School in Mechanicsville, where a stolen vehicle had been recovered. Deputy Schultz was processing the scene when the owner and Dustin Alan Rudorf, 24 of Mechanicsville, arrived. Deputy Schultz observed Rudorf to be acting in a nervous manner. Deputy Schultz upon speaking with Rudorf completed a consent search, locating one Oxycodone pill in a plastic baggie on Rudorf's person, a Schedule II Narcotic. Rudorf was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Paraphernalia.

THEFT LESS $1,000: On July 27, deputies responded to Wal-mart in California for a theft. Upon arrival, deputies met with a Wal-mart Loss Prevention employee who advised that John Matthew Parran, 51 of Lusby, had taken items from inside the store. Without leaving the store or paying for the items, Parran walked to the Customer Service Desk and returned the items for store credit. Parran was arrested and charged with Theft less $1,000.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, FAIL TO OBEY A LAWFUL ORDER: On July 28, Deputy Timothy Shomper responded to a residence on Valley Estates Drive in Lexington Park for an assault. While conducting his investigation, Lakeysha Shrelle Swales, 24 of Lexington Park, arrived on scene in a vehicle. Swales exited the vehicle and began yelling a cursing at the subjects with whom Deputy Shomper was speaking. Several residents exited their residences to investigate the disturbance. Deputy Shomper ordered Swales to cease her actions. Swales failed to comply and was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Fail to Obey a Lawful Order.

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 28, Deputy Shane Cameron responded to a residence on Fox Chase Drive in Great Mills for an Assault. Deputy Cameron made contact with the victim who advised that she was involved in an argument with Daquon Anthony Scriber, 20 of Great Mills. Victim said the argument esculated when Scriber assaulted the victim, causing injury. Scriber was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

THEFT LESS $100: On July 26, Deputy Timothy Shomper responded to the McKay's Food Store in Lexington Park for a theft. Deputy Shomper made contact with McKay's Loss Prevention who said he observed a female subject remove two bottles of an alcoholic beverage from the shelf and conceal them in her purse. The female subject later identified as Sherry Lynn King, 39 of California, walked past all point of sale and exited the building without paying for the items. King was arrested and charged on a Maryland Uniform Criminal Citation for Theft less $100.

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 26, deputies responded to the area of Spring Valley Drive and Valley Court in Lexington Park for an assault. Deputies made contact with the victim who said she was engaged in an argument with Walter Jerome Ford, 48 of Lexington Park. Ford then pushed her to the ground and repeatedly assaulted her. The victim was able to flee to a safe location and call for assistance. Deputy Timothy Shomper observed swelling to the victim's face and numerous lacerations as a result of the assault. Deputy Shomper located Ford a short distance from the incident. Ford was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, OBSTRUCTING AND HINDERING, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On July 26, while deputies were investigating an assault involving Walter Jerome Ford, 48 of Lexington Park, a vehicle arrived on the scene. A male subject later identified as Naquan Ronald Strain, 18 of Lexington Park, exited the vehicle, yelling profanities at the officers and Ford. Strain approached the officers vehicle making threats towards Ford. Deputy Joshua Krum had to physically push Strain away from him and his vehicle as Strain was attempting to assault Ford. Deputy Krum ordered Strain to cease his yelling and profanities and to leave the area. Strain failed to comply and was arrested. Search incident to arrest revealed several baggies containing suspected marijuana. Strain was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct/Obstructing and Hindering/Possession of Marijuana.

THEFT UNDER $1,000, MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, RESISTING ARREST: On July 26, deputies responded to Wal-mart in California for a theft. Upon deputies arrival, Wal-mart Loss Prevention advised that Jason Patrick Stant, 38 of Great Mills, opened Wal-mart property and concealed it inside of his pants. Wal-mart Loss Prevention further advised Stant placed some items inside of a cart and proceeded to pay for the items in the shopping cart. Stant then exited the store passing all points of sale without paying for the items in his pants. DFC. Michael Boyer and Deputy William Bankhead made contact with Stant. Deputies attempted to arrest Stant when a brief struggle ensued. Stant was subsequently brought under control, arrested and charged with Theft under $1,000, Malicious Destruction of Property and Resisting Arrest. Deputy Bankhead was the arresting deputy.

WARRANT SERVICE: John Jeffery Reeder, 43 of Hollywood, was arrested on August 1, on a Circuit Court Arrest Warrant for Violation of Probation. Deputy Beasley was the arresting deputy.

WARRANT SERVICE: Jerome Anthony Chase, 50 of Mechanicsville, was arrested on August 1, on a Circuit Court Indictment for Stalking. Cpl. Daniel Ray was the arresting deputy.

WARRANT SERVICE: Robert Steven Nelson, 30 of Mechanicsville, was arrested on July 26 on a Bench Warrant for 2nd Degree Assault. Cpl. Smolarsky was the arresting deputy.

WARRANT SERVICE: Shaun Darnell Dyson, 32 of Dameron, was arrested on July 30 on a District Court Arrest Warrant for Violation of Probation. Deputy Anthony Cole was the arresting deputy.

WARRANT SERVICE: Lisa Ann Mattingly, 34 of Lexington Park, was arrested on July 31 on a District Court Arrest Warrant for Theft less $100. Deputy D. Beasley was the arresting deputy.

WARRANT SERVICE: Kyle Wayne Jones, 20 with no fixed address, was arrested on July 31 on a District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear. DFC. Patrick Bowen was the arresting deputy.

WARRANT SERVICE: Amanda Diane Duer, 26 of Waldorf, was arrested on July 31 on a District Court Arrest Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Deputy Phelan was the arresting deputy.

WARRANT SERVICE: Lance Craig Madewell, 44 with no fixed address, was arrested on July 31 on a District Court Arrest Warrant for Trespass: Private Property, Disorderly Conduct and Fail to obey lawful order. Deputy David Lawrence was the arresting deputy.

WARRANT SERVICE: Brandy Nichole Pilkerton, 31 of Lexington Park, was arrested on August 1 on a District Court Arrest Warrant for False Statement to an deputy.

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://somd.me/presumed-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. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at http://somd.me/mdcasesearch . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at http://somd.me/expungeme .

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