Patrick James Hutching, 31, of Leonardtown, has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking his girlfriend and leaving her in critical condition. The victim's condition was further impacted by bad weather which grounded medevac flights.
LEONARDTOWN MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER: On December 5 at 2:09am, deputies responded to a residence in Valley Lee for a reported assault. On arrival, they located the 46-year-old female victim on the ground outside of the residence with a severe laceration to her neck. Immediate life-saving efforts were initiated until Emergency Medical Service personnel arrived.
Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 was unable to fly due to bad weather. Therefore, the victim was initially transported to MEDSTAR St. Mary's Hospital and stabilized. She was then transported to a nearby trauma center and underwent emergency surgery.
The victim, identified as Bridgette Faye Hayden, had been involved in an argument over the phone with her boyfriend identified as Patrick James Hutching, 31, of Leonardtown. After the phone conversation, Hutching went to Hayden's residence, which is when the crime occurred. He later called a witness indicating he had seriously harmed Hayden. The witness responded to Hayden's residence and found her outside on the ground bleeding badly from a severe laceration to her neck. No additional victims were located and Hutching was no longer on the scene.
Hutching was located at a relative's residence in Calvert County. He was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault.
Hutching has been charged with assaulting Hayden on November 13; he was subsequently released on bond on November 17.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division continue their investigation into this crime and would like to thank the Calvert County Sheriff's Office for their assistance. Additional details will be released as they are developed.
OPEN WARRANTS, FLEEING, STOLEN PROPERTY: On December 4, Deputy Flerlage was on patrol when he observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation in the area of Three Notch Road and Laurel Grove Park in Mechanicsville. He conducted a vehicle stop and contacted the driver. Deputy Flerlage immediately detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver provided the name of "James Johnson." However, Deputy Flerlage recognized the driver to be Antwaun Marquis Somerville, 24, of Great Mills. When Somerville realized Deputy Flerlage knew his true identity, he placed the vehicle in drive and fled the scene. Somerville also had 5 open warrants for his arrest through the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. A vehicle pursuit ensued southbound on Three Notch Road and came to an end on Sayre Drive in Great Mills. Somerville was apprehended by Deputy Foor after a brief foot chase and placed under arrest. During a search of the Somerville's vehicle, a Sony Playstation game system was located, which was confirmed reported stolen in February 2013. Somerville's privilege to drive in Maryland was determined to be suspended and revoked. Somerville was transported to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and charged with Theft Under $1,000.00, numerous traffic violations, and the 5 warrants were served.
ASSAULT: On December 4, Deputy John Davis responded to the A & E Motel in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged that John William Vallandingham, Jr., of Park Hall, attempted to strike the victim with his vehicle during an argument over possession of a laptop computer. Vallandingham was located and placed under arrest by Deputy Davis. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with 1st Degree Assault.
TRESSPASSING, OPEN CONTAINER: On December 4, Deputy Beishline of the Lexington Park COPs Unit observed William Joseph Goodwin, 47, of Lexington Park, in the area of Sheriff Miedzinsky Way in Lexington Park. Goodwin was intoxicated and in possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He had also been issued a notice not to trespass for the property on November 16 by Deputy Wood of the COPs Unit. Deputy Beishline placed Goodwin under arrest and he was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespass - Private Property and Consuming an Alcoholic Beverage in a Retail area.
ASSAULT, ILLEGAL DRUGS, VIOLATION OF PEACE ORDER: On December 4, Deputy First Class Vezzosi responded to the Best Buy Store in California for a violation of a Peace Order. He located Trevone Damone Butler, 23, of Lexington Park inside the store in violation of an active Peace Order. Butler was placed under arrest. A search of Butler incident to his arrest revealed a baggie containing a quantity of suspected crack cocaine. Butler was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Violation of a Peace Order and Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Not Marijuana. Butler was also served with an arrest warrant charging him with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault. The charges were a result of an assault Butler committed against another Best Buy employee on November 16. Butler struck the victim with his fists in the head causing substantial injury to the victim's eye.
SHOPLIFTING: On December 4, Deputy Lloyd responded to the Best Buy Store in California for a theft. A loss prevention employee observed a female remove a piece of electronic merchandise and enter the store bathroom. The female then removed the merchandise from the packaging and conceal the merchandise. The value of the merchandise was over $50.00. Sarah Wynne Hassay, 23, of Saint Leonard, Maryland, was charged with Theft Under 100.00 and Malicious Destruction of Property Under $500.00 buy Criminal Citation.
WARRANT & CRIMINAL SUMMONS SERVICES:
Deborah Anne Barnaby, 48, no fixed address, 11/28/2013 for Violation of Probation by Deputy Cole
Troy David Carroll, 33, of Mechanicsville, 11/27/2013 for Bad Check by Deputy Upright
Matthew Joseph Johnson, 32, of Lexington Park, 11/28/2013 for Driving Under the Influence by Deputy Teague
Jessica Lyn Mingo, 25, of Mechanicsville, 12/01/2013 for Charles County warrant for false statement to officer by Deputy First Class Kerby
Anitra Sheila Harris, 37, of Great Mills, 11/28/2013 for Grand Jury Indictment 2nd Degree Child Abuse and 2nd Degree Assault by Deputy First Class Foor
Joseph Jeremiah Kelly, 46, of Park Hall, 12/01/2013 for failure to appear and violation of probation by Corporal Daniel Snyder
Demetri Paul Brooks, 18, of Lexington Park, 11/30/2013 for failure to appear in court by Deputy Wood
Michael Anthony McCoy Jr., 23, of Lexington Park, 11/29/2013 for failure to appear in court by Deputy Pleisse
Ohmer Watson Webb 4th, 30, of Mechanicsville, 11/29/2013 for violation of probation by Deputy Pleisse
Nichole Diane Lane, 33, of Great Mills, 11/29/2013 for Calvert County Bench Warrant by Deputy Manns
Carl Lee Williams, 41, of Mechanicsville, 11/29/2013 for violation of probation by Deputy Flerlage
Bernard Mitchel Wathen, 39, of Ridge, 11/29/2013 for bad check by Deputy Potter
Alexandria Alyssa Haas, 21, of Lexington Park, 11/29/2013 for 2nd Degree Assault by Deputy James Shomper
Bethany Nicole Gearheart, 22, Great Mills, 12/01/2013 for Theft, Theft Scheme, Forgery Private Documents 6 counts, Issue False Documents, Possession Forged Documents 7 counts, by Deputy Tirpak
Alexa Rayven Nutter, 19, of Great Mills, 11/27/2013 for Receive/Retain Lost Credit Card, Credit Card Fraud, Theft Sheme, Theft by Deputy Krum
Robert Leroy Mauk, 71, of Lexington Park, 11/28/2013 for Indecent Exposure 3 counts by Deputy Teague
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