St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 21, 2014)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY SUSPECT SHOOTS HIMSELF: On March 21 at 11:50am, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division, received information on the possible location of a suspect wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in Circuit Court. Detectives were also attempting to locate the suspect in connection with several recent burglaries. Detectives responded to a home on Hampton Road and made entry into the residence. While searching the basement of the residence, detectives encountered the suspect who then shot himself. Detectives immediately began life saving efforts and requested an ambulance. Emergency Services personnel arrived on the scene and subsequently determined the suspect to be deceased. The identity of the suspect is not being released pending notification of the next of kin. The investigation into this incident is ongoing and additional details will be released as they are developed.

UNATTENDED CHILD: On March 12, Deputy John Davis responded to the Westbury subdivision for a report of 2 toddlers outside unattended. The investigation revealed, the toddlers, ages 1 and 3, exited their residence while their mother was in the shower. The mother was actively looking for the children when deputies arrived on the scene. The case was closed without charges by recommendation of the State's Attorney's Office. Case #14122-14.

FRAUD: On March 12, a victim reported he received documents in the mail regarding his 2013 tax return. The victim had not filed income taxes and the filing had been done fraudulently. Case investigated by Corporal Moritz. Case #14125-14.

FRAUD: On March 12, a victim reported she attempted to file her 2013 income taxes only to discover they had been fraudulently filed by unknown suspect(s). Case investigated by Deputy Bowen. Case #14120-14.

ATTEMPTED FRAUD: On March 12, Deputy John Davis made contact with a victim who reported a male called her residence claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service IRS. The caller requested personal information from the victim. The victim did not provide any information. Case remains open. Case #14145-14.

BURGLARY: On March 13, Deputy Shomper responded to a residence on Woodmark Court for a reported burglary. The victim reported known suspects entered the residence and stole personal property. Case remains open. Case #14153-14.

ANIMAL CRUELTY: On March 13, Corporal Corcoran responded to a residence in Ridge after a subject posted a picture of a dead pit bull on facebook. Case remains open. Case #14302-14.

THEFT: On March 13, a victim who resides on Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville reported the front license plate was stolen from his vehicle. Case investigated by Deputy McCuen. Case #14312-14.

FRAUD: On March 14, a victim reported unknown suspect(s) attempted to use her social security number to obtain her income tax returns. Case remains open and is being investigated by Corporal Maletto. Case #14331-14.

BURGLARY: On March 14, deputies responded to a residence in Hollywood for a burglary to an occupied residence. The victim alleged he heard noises at the door. Three unknown suspects entered the residence and a struggle ensued between the suspects and the victim. The victim was struck in the head with an object and received other injuries during the assault. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Case remains open. Case #14399-14.

FRAUD: On March 14, a victim who resides in Hollywood reported she filed her income taxes only to discover they had been filed fraudulently by unknown suspect(s) using her social security number. Case remains open assigned to Deputy Murphy. Case #14478-14.

FRAUD: On March 14, a victim reported multiple fraudulent charges had been made on her bank card. Case remains open assigned to Deputy Lance. Case #14482-14.

SHOOTING COMPLAINT: On March 15, 911 broadcast a disturbance with shots fired in the parking lot of the Fairfield Inn in Lexington Park. On the arrival of deputies, several subjects were seen fleeing the area. Many of the subjects were stopped and identified. Deputies conducted a canvass of the area for evidence and located a handgun. Case remains open. Case #14615-14.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: On March 16, at 3:03am deputies responded to the CVS located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a reported burglary in progress. On arrival, Corporal Connelly observed a male fleeing on foot from the area of the business. Deputies were unable to locate the subject. The investigation revealed, suspect(s) attempted to make entry into the business but were unsuccessful. Case remains open. Case #14799-14.

BURGLARY: On March 13, a victim who resides in Leonardtown reported unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and stole property. Case remains open assigned to Deputy Fennessey. Case #14764-14.

PATROL RECOVERS STOLEN VEHICLE WITH LOJACK: On March 9, Deputy Schultz was in the area of Weeping Willow Lane and Midway Drive when the LoJack System, mounted inside his patrol vehicle, alerted a stolen vehicle was in the area. Deputy Schultz obtained the vehicle's description - 4 door 2008 Acura. The vehicle had been reported stolen on March 9, 2014, by the owner who resides in Bowie, Maryland. Additional deputies responded to the area to locate the vehicle. After a short search, the vehicle was located parked unoccupied. The owner responded to the scene and took custody of the vehicle. The case remains open. Case #13506-14.

BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE: On March 15 at 6:24am, a victim who resides on Pump House Lane in Leonardtown observed a white male suspect inside her vehicle, which was parked in front of the residence. A witness confronted the suspect, identified as James Alan Winters, 34, of Leonardtown, as the victim called police. Deputy Kirkner arrived on the scene and placed Winters under arrest. Deputy Kirkner found items commonly used as burglars tools while conducting a search of Winter's clothing. Winters was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Rogue and Vagabond, Possession Burglary Tools, Attempted Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Attempted Theft $10,000 to $100,000, and attempted Theft Under $100.

DRUG ARREST: On March 11 at 4:21pm, Deputy First Class K. Meyer conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Merchants Lane in Leonardtown. The operator and registered owner, identified as Jessica Lynne Gibson, 27, of Lexington Park, was also determined to be driving with an active suspension through Maryland. After placing Gibson under arrest, DFC Meyer located 3 Suboxone film prescription packets in her wallet. Gibson had no prescription for the Suboxone. Gibson was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without a License, and Possessing a Suspended License.

FRAUD: On March 17, a victim who resides on Marshall Blvd. in Lexington Park, reported he received a phone call from an unknown male on 3-16-14. The subject asked the victim if he wished to turn $1,000 into $10,000 and instructed the victim to purchase a Vanilla Reload card (similar to a GREEN DOT card). The subject further instructed the victim to call him back with the numbers on the back of the card. The victim purchased the card and provided the subject with the numbers as requested. The subject indicated he would call the victim back when the $10,000 was available. The victim never received a call back. Case remains open. Case #14955-14.

FRAUD: On March 17, a victim reported unknown suspects fraudulently opened a credit card account using her name and information. The victim also received two credit cards in the mail she did not apply for. Case remains open. Case #14957-14.

THEFT: On March 18 at 3:03am, Deputy Roszell responded to the Sheetz located on Old Great Mills Road in Great Mills, for a theft. While employees were away from the counter area of the store, unknown suspect stole the till from a cash register. Case remains open. Case #15028-14.

FRAUD: On March 18, a victim who resides in Leonardtown reported fraudulent charges were made on one of her credit cards. Case #15065-14.

BURGLARY: On March 18, a victim who resides in Avenue reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence and stole personal property. Case remains open, Deputy Phelan is investigating. Case #15171-14

BURGLARY: On March 19, a victim who resides in Leonardtown reported finding an unidentified suspect in his garage. Upon confronting the suspect, he fled on foot. Case remains open, Deputy Bankhead is investigating.

ASSAULT: On March 15 at 9:08am, Deputy Lance responded to a residence in Summer Lane in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim reported suspect Kevin Andre Brooks, 38, of St. Leonard, assaulted the victim during a disagreement. The victim alleged Brooks grabbed the victim by the throat and attempted to strangle the victim. While conducting the investigation, Deputy Lance attempted to place Brooks into custody. Brooks became violent and resisted Deputy Lance and Corporal White's efforts to place him in handcuffs. Brooks was able to get free and flee on foot only to be apprehended a short distance away. Deputy Lance observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Brooks was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Resisting Arrest.

THEFT, DRUG POSSESSION: On March 15 at 3:04pm, Deputy Murphy responded to a residence in the 27000 block of Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville for a reported theft. The complainant alleged he found a box belonging to his step son, identified as suspect Jonathan Wesley Townsend, 20, of Mechanicsville. In the box was an amount of suspected marijuana and paraphernalia. The complainant further alleged Townsend used a relative's credit card without permission totaling over $1,000. Deputy Murphy collected evidence supporting Townsend used the credit card. Townsend was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Marijuana, Possession Paraphernalia, and 2 counts of Theft Under $1,000.

HINDERING, FAILURE TO OBEY LAWFUL ORDER: On March 15, deputies were conducting an unrelated investigation in the area of Ronald Drive in Lexington Park, when suspect Sykeeta Ebony Gross, 27, of Lexington Park, began argue with deputies. Gross was told to leave the area by deputies but refused. She continued to argue which hindered Deputy Potter's investigation. Gross was told several times to leave the area or she would be arrested. Gross refused all orders and was subsequently placed under arrest by Deputy Cole. She was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Obstruction & Hindering, and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order.

ROBBERY, THEFT, ASSAULT: On March 16, Deputy Cole responded to the area of Lincoln Avenue in Lexington Park for a reported robbery. The complainant reported his son, who is 6-years-old, went outside to ride his bike only to return a short time later. His son indicated someone pulled him off of his bike, placed it into a vehicle, and left the area. The investigation revealed, suspect James Aaron-Eugene Justice, 31, of Lexington Park, took the bike from the victim because he allegedly thought it was the same bike stolen from his nephew. Justice was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Robbery, Theft Under $100, and 2nd Degree Assault.

DRUG POSSESSION: On March 17, Deputy Bankhead responded to an apartment located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, after a witness reported seeing a subject inside a vacant apartment. On arrival Deputy Bankhead located suspect Deodis Lee Clyburn, 39, of no fixed address, inside the apartment. While searching the apartment for additional persons, deputies located a baggie containing suspect cocaine inside a shoe. No other persons were located inside the apartment. During the investigation, Deputy Bankhead learned Clyburn had been let inside the apartment by maintenance staff. However, Clyburn was placed under arrest for the drug possession. During a further search of Clyburn suspected marijuana cigarettes were also recovered. Clyburn was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana, Possession: Marijuana, and Possession Paraphernalia.

ASSAULT ON CORRECTIONS OFFICER: On March 13, Deputy Kerby responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for an assault on a corrections officer. The investigation revealed suspect Jasmine Shantice Young, 22, of Ridge, was being escorted into the observation room at the detention center by Correctional Officer Grimes. As CO Grimes attempted to release Young from handcuffs, she became angry. Yound swung her arms away from CO Grimes and proceeded to bit him on the left forearm. Deputy Kerby observed evidence of injury on CO Grimes. Young was charged with 2nd Degree Assault on DOC Employee.

BURGLARY: On March 19, a victim, who resides in Mechanicsville, reported his motorcycle and other personal property was stolen from the garage of his residence. Case remains open. CASE #15293-14.

BURGLARY: On March 19, a victim, who resides on Cryer Court in Leonardtown, reported suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #15301-14.

BURGLARY: On March 19, a victim, who resides on Cryer Court in Leonardtown, reported suspect(s) entered his shed. Case remains open. CASE #15318-14.

BURGLARY: On March 19, a victim, who resides on Cryer Court in Leonardtown, reported suspect(s) entered his garage and stole property from vehicles. Case remains open. CASE #15280-14.

BURGLARY: On March 19, a victim, who resides on Cryer Court in Leonardtown, reported suspect(s) entered an attached garage. Case remains open. CASE #15274-14.

BURGLARY: On March 19, a victim, who resides on Cryer Court in Leonardtown, reported suspect(s) entered the residence and stole US Currency. Case remains open. CASE #15323-14.

BURGLARY: On March 19, a victim, who resides on Cryer Court in Leonardtown, reported suspect(s) entered the garage and stole property from vehicles. Case remains open. CASE #15315-14.

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: On March 19, a victim, who was visiting a residence on Cryer Court in Leonardtown, reported suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #15309-14.

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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