LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 7, 2014)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On December 26, suspect Christopher Scott Lacey, 28, of Lexington Park, was found by Deputy First Class Foor at a residence in Great Mills. Lacey was prohibited from being at the residence as a result of an active protective order. Lacey was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation of Protective Order.
4TH DEGREE BURGLARY: On December 29, deputies responded to a residence in Hollywood for a report of juveniles inside an abandoned residence. Deputies conducted a search of the residence and did not locate anyone inside. A short time later, deputies returned to the residence after a witness saw the suspects were back inside the residence. Deputy Lloyd found suspects Jonathan Gabriel Davis, 22, and Robert Arthur Rand, 22, both of no fixed address. Both were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. They were charged with 4th Degree Burglary.
MARIJUANA: On December 29, Deputy First Class Boyer conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Great Mills Road and Saratoga Drive for a speed violation. During a consent search of the driver, DFC Boyer recovered a quantity of suspected marijuana contained inside a grinder in the driver's shirt pocket. The driver, identified as Samuel Wayne Green, 20, of Leonardtown, was placed under arrest. During the further search of the vehicle, a quantity of suspected marijuana was located inside a lockbox. Green was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Marijuana Over 10 Grams and Possession Paraphernalia.
ASSAULT: On December 24, Deputy First Class Boyer responded to a residence on Hancock Drive in Lexington Park for a domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Kirk Vondel Swales, 31, of Lexington Park, arrived home intoxicated and an argument ensued. During the argument, Swales struck the victim in the head with an open hand. DFC Boyer observed evidence of injury on the victim's face. Swales was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. During transport, Swales became disorderly in the backseat. He spat on Deputy Phelan as he attempted to place Swales back in the seat of the patrol vehicle. Swales was charged with 2 counts of 2nd Degree Assault.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On December 31, Deputy First Class Foor responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a reported protective order violation. He made contact with Albert Ernest Herbert Jr., 31, of Lexington Park, who indicated he was not allowed at the residence as a result of an active protective order against him. The order was confirmed and Herbert Jr. was placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Violation of Protective order.
CRAZED EX-BOYFRIEND: On January 1, Deputy Phelan responded to a residence on Manor Drive in Mechanicsville for an assault in progress. Gary Scott Flint, 33, of Mechanicsville, who is the ex-boyfriend of a female at the residence, was banging on the front door and windows demanding the victim (new boyfriend) come outside. When the victim did not go outside, Flint kicked in the back door to the residence. Once inside, Flint began fighting the victim. During the fight, Flint produced a knife and attempted to stab the victim in the torso repeatedly. Eventually, the victim was able to gain control of Flint's arm which was wielding the knife. Flint then fled the residence, got into his vehicle, and left prior to deputy's arrival. The victim suffered numerous injuries, including a laceration on his hand. At some point prior to the Flint entering the residence, he slashed both front tires on the victim's vehicle. Flint was located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, 1st Degree Burglary, 3rd Degree Burglary, and Malicious Destruction of Property.
THEFT: On January 2, Deputy Pleisse responded to the Food Lion store in Leonardtown for a theft. The victim alleged she accidentally left her wallet on the check-out counter. Approximately 20 minutes later, she returned to the store and retrieved her wallet from customer service. Absent from her wallet was $135.00 in cash. The victim made contact with the cashier who checked her out, identified as Xavier LaVale Fields, 21, of Hollywood, and noticed cash in his pocket. During a conference involving the store manager, Fields returned the money to the victim. Fields was charged with Theft Under $1,000 by Criminal Citation.
ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM: On January 2 at 10:40pm, Corporal Moritz responded to a residence in Mechanicsville for a domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Joseph Michael Washington, Sr., 40, of Mechanicsville, threw the victim to the floor by the hair. Washington then strangled the victim with his hands causing the victim to nearly pass out. He let the victim go only to beat the victim's head into the kitchen floor repeatedly. When Washington learned the victim was going to call the police, he retrieved a loaded handgun and pointed it at the victim's head and threatened to kill the victim. He let the victim go only after the victim agreed not to call the police. Washington then fled the scene with the handgun. Corporal Moritz arrived on the scene and observed several injuries on the victim. While police were on the scene, Washington returned to the residence and was immediately taken into custody. A computer check revealed Washington was disqualified from possessing regulated firearms due to previous criminal convictions. A small child was inside the residence during the entire incident. Washington was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, Use of a Firearm during a Felony/Crime of Violence, Wear and Carry Handgun on Person, Reckless Endangerment, and Knowingly Possessing a Regulated Firearm.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On January 5, Deputy Cole responded to the 22000 block of Great Mills Road for a reported theft. On arrival, Deputy Cole learned from the complainant there had been no theft and the missing item was returned. Deputy Cole spoke to the individual who initially had been thought to have taken the item, identified as Efraian De Jesus Ayala Iraheta, 36, of Huntingtown. A routine wanted check was conducted which revealed he was the respondent in an active protective order. Deputy Cole observed Iraheta speaking to a person on the scene, who was subsequently identified as the protected party in the order. Iraheta was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation of Protective Order.
ASSAULT: On January 3, Corporal Somerville responded to a residence in Loveville for a subject with a knife. The investigation revealed, suspect Dwayne Anthony Thompson, 51, of Loveville, retrieved a knife during a family argument. Thompson swung the knife at the victim but missed. He then picked up a brick and was approaching another family when the original victim tackled Thompson to the ground. Corporal Somerville placed Thompson under arrest and transported him to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st Degree Assault.
ASSAULT: On January 2, Deputy Bowen responded to a residence on Lakeland Drive in Mechanicsville for an assault. Suspect Timothy Alton Davis, 25, of Mechanicsville, confronted the victim about money owed to him. When the victim refused to give the money to Davis, Davis produced a shotgun and pointed it at the victim, who was seated his vehicle. The victim was able to grab the barrel and push the shotgun away. He then fled the area away from Davis. Deputy Bowen located Davis and the shotgun and placed him under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with 1st Degree Assault and 2nd Degree Assault.
PRISONER ASSAULT ON GUARD: On January 6, Deputy Gaskill responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for an assault on a correctional officer. Inmate Dwayne Anthony Thompson, 51, no fixed address, was kicking his cell door. As Correctional Officer Britt approached the Thompson's cell door, Thompson threw liquid on CO Britt through the port holes. The liquid struck the officer in the face. Thompson was charged with 2nd Degree Assault on Division of Corrections Employee.
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