LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Dec. 10, 2013)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
ARREST IN HOME INVASION CASE: On April 22, patrol units responded to a residence in Lexington Park for the report of a burglary and assault. Patrol units determined several male subjects had forced entry into the occupied residence and began assaulting a male and female inside. The suspects then stole several pieces of jewelry, a cell phone, television and U.S. currency. Both victims sustained multiple injuries as a result of the assault. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were contacted and assumed the investigation.
Detectives continued to gather information regarding the incident from various resources and as a result were able to positively identify one of suspects in the case. On October 23, Det./Cpl. Sarah Russell obtained an arrest warrant for Keyonte Terez Robinson, 20, of Lexington Park.
On December 8, Robinson was located by patrol units on North Essex Dr. in Lexington Park and placed under arrest. Robinson was served the warrant charging him with 2 counts of Assault First Degree, 2 counts of Assault Second Degree, Burglary First Degree, Robbery and Theft Under $1,000. He is currently being held in the St. Mary's County Detention Center under no bond.
SHOPLIFTING: On December 5, Deputy Beishline, assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, responded to the McKays Food Store on Great Mills Road for a reported theft. Loss prevention personnel observed Kristal Nicole Phares, 26, of Lexington Park, place items of merchandise in her purse then left without paying for them. The value of the items was over $40.00. Phares was charged by Criminal Citation with Theft Under $100.00.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On December 5, Deputy Bankhead was assisting another deputy with an investigation when Denise Lee Nora Strain, 50, of no fixed address, began acting in a disorderly manner causing a crowd to gather. Despite several orders to move away or leave the area, Strain stood in close proximity to deputies as they attempted to place another subject under arrest. Strain was advised she was under arrest at which time she pulled away from deputies and resisted arrest. After a brief struggle, Strain was placed into custody and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Failure to Obey Lawful Order. The subject being arrested at the time of this incident, identified as Walter Jerome Ford, 48, of no fixed address, was in violation of an active protective order. Ford was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Violation Protective Order by Deputy Schultz.
FELON COMMITS ASSAULT, RESISTING, WEAPONS POSSESSION: On December 6, deputies responded to a residence in Hollywood for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Paul Allen Unkle, 37, of Hollywood, assaulted the victim with his fists. Unkle then assaulted a male subject when he tried to intervene. The suspect had fled the scene prior to the deputys arrival. Corporal Raddatz and Deputy First Class Green observed fresh evidence of injury on both victims and were obtaining details of the altercation when Unkle emerged from a nearby wooded area. Unkle charged Corporal Raddatz and struck him in the face. A struggle between Unkle and Corporal Raddatz ensued. During the struggle, Unkle attempted to remove Corporal Raddatzs duty handgun from the holster. Additional deputies arrived on the scene to assist, however Unkle continued to resist. He was eventually taken into custody. Unkle was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center by Deputy C. Shomper. A secondary search was conducted by detention center staff who located an amount of suspected marijuana in Unkles pocket. Further investigation into the domestic assault revealed, Unkle who is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing regulated firearms, had been in possession of a shotgun and an SKS assault rifle. Unkle was charged with Possession of a Regulated Firearm, Disarm Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, 2nd Degree Assault 3 counts, Possess Contraband in place of Confinement, and Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance Marijuana.
ASSAULT: On December 6, Deputy Lance responded to a residence on Columbus Drive in Lexington Park for a reported assault. A witness alleged he saw suspect Michael Shane Swales, 41, of Lexington Park, push the victim to the ground during an argument. Deputy Lance contacted the victim and observed fresh evidence of injury on her body and face. Swales was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
MARIJUANA: On December 7, Deputy Rogers conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Three Notch Road and Town Creek Drive in Lexington Park. Upon contacting the driver, Deputy Rogers detected an odor of burning marijuana. Corporal Rishel and his K9 partner conducted a scan of the vehicle, which resulted in a positive alert. A probable cause search of the suspect vehicle located an amount of suspected marijuana inside a jacket. The operator, identified as Deontre Trycell Shade, 19, of Callaway, was placed under arrest and charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance Marijuana by Criminal Citation.
SHOPLIFTING: On December 8, Corporal Connelly responded to the Kohls Department Store in reference to a reported theft. Loss Prevention personnel observed three suspects select electronic gaming merchandise and enter the fitting room. The three exited the fitting room without the merchandise then exited the store. Deputy Teague was able to identify two of the three suspects, who were juveniles. A short time later, Game Stop in California, Maryland called the Sheriffs Office reporting three suspicious subjects attempting to sell gaming equipment. Corporal Connelly responded to the store and located the three subjects with the stolen merchandise from Kohls. Suspect Kaitlyn Deloris Fraley, 18, of Lexington Park, was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft Under $1,000.00. The remaining two suspects were also charged by juvenile petition.
ASSAULT: On December 7, Corporal Kirkner responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged that during an argument, the suspect, identified as Keysha Chennell Thomas, 34, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the face. Thomas also hit the victim in the chest and arm in an effort to prevent the victim from leaving. Corporal Kirkner observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Thomas was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
THEFT: On December 6, the Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call for a robbery at the Jug Head Liquors in California. Dispatch provided a lookout for the suspect and a description. Deputy Foor located a subject matching the description in the area. The investigation revealed a subject entered the store and used a ruse to cause the employee to move away from the counter and cash register. The employee then saw the suspect behind the counter, the cash register open, and money missing (over $600.00). The subject detained by Deputy Foor, Randy Alan Boarman, 27, of no fixed address, was subsequently identified as the person who committed the crime. Boarman was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Robbery, Theft Under $1,000.00, and Theft Under $100.00 by Deputy Flerlage.
SHOPLIFTING: On December 9, Deputy Bankhead responded to the Kohls Department Store for a reported theft in progress. Loss Prevention personnel observed two suspects select electronic items of merchandise and enter the fitting room. They subsequently exited the fitting rooms without the items. The female then entered the bathroom, removed items of merchandise from packaging, and conceal them inside her purse. The female suspect, identified as Deborah Marie Jackson, 29, of Lexington Park, was located and placed under arrest. The male suspect, identified as Randall Cody Floyd, 22, of Lexington Park, was located outside seated in a vehicle in possession of stolen merchandise. Floyd was placed under arrest. The value of the stolen merchandise was over $900.00. Both were transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Theft Under $1,000.00 and Malicious Destruction of Property Under $500.00.
ASSAULT: On December 9, Deputy Vezzosi responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a reported assault. During a domestic related argument suspect John Edward Clopper, 3rd, 31, of Lexington Park, threw a phone at the victim. The phone struck the victim and cause fresh evidence of injury. Clopper was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
STOLEN LICENSE PLATE: On December 9, Deputy Shane Cameron responded to the area of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville for the report of a theft. The victim reported suspect David William Deangelis, 45, of Huntingtown, had stolen a registration plate from her vehicle and she had seen him operating his vehicle the registration plate attached. Deputy Cameron stopped the suspects vehicle and contacted Deangelis who was operating the vehicle. The North Carolina registration plate was confirmed stolen and Deangelis was charged with Theft Under $100.00 by Criminal Citation.
FUGITIVE CAPTURE: On December 9, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division received information from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office in Liberty, Texas that a suspect, wanted in connection with a Felony Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in their jurisdiction, may be residing in St. Mary's County. Detectives were able to determine where the suspect was residing and responded to a residence in California where they located and arrested Felix Alexandro Pinto, Jr., 26, of California, Md. Pinto was taken into custody without incident and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged with being a Fugitive from Justice - Texas and incarcerated under no bond pending an extradition hearing.
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