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St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 7, 2014)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

3/21/2014 ARREST AT WALMART: On March 21, Deputy First Class T. Snyder assigned to the Lexington Park COPs Unit, was at the Walmart in California speaking with the loss prevention employee when they observed a male subject exit the store with a carpet cleaning machine inside a shopping cart. The loss prevention employee attempted to ask the subject for his receipt, at which time the subject placed the shopping cart between himself and the employee. The subject then fled on foot and refused all orders to stop by DFC Snyder. After a short pursuit, the subject identified as Darwin Terrell Banks, 41, of Lexington Park, was apprehended by Deputy Snyder. The investigation revealed Banks placed the carpet cleaning machine inside a shopping cart and left the store without paying for it. While apprehending Banks, other patrons of the store stopped to see what was happening. Banks was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Theft Under $1,000, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, and Resisting Arrest.

3/27/2014 TRAFFIC OPERATION LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS: On March 27, Corporal Stone was participating in a traffic saturation patrol operation when he initiated a vehicle stop in the parking lot of the Sheetz on the corner of Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road. Corporal Stone determined the driver, identified as Dimitri Paul Brooks, 19, of Lexington Park, had an active warrant for his arrest. Corporal Stone subsequently observed a prescription pill bottle with the label removed on the floorboard of the vehicle as Brooks was placed under arrest. The pill bottle contained 17 oxycodone pills. A passenger of the vehicle, identified as Michael Jerome Powell, 19, of Lexington Park, was also detained. Powell was then searched, at which time an oxycodone pill was found in his hair. Powell was placed under arrest and charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana. Brooks was placed under arrest and charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana. Both were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

3/29/2014 BURGLARY: A victim who resides on Suwanne Place in Lexington Park, reported sometime between 3/28/2014 and 3/29/2014 unknown suspect(s) entered his shed and stole property. The case remains open and is being investigated by Deputy Flerlage. Case #17219-14

3/29/2014 FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 29, Deputy Lance responded to a residence on Valley Court for an assault. A victim reported suspect Samuel Lee Montgomery, 43, of Lexington Park, came at the victim with a large kitchen knife during an argument. The victim retrieved a Taser like device causing Montgomery to drop the knife. Montgomery was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st Degree Assault.

3/29/2014 VIOLATION OF PEACE ORDER: A victim reported the respondent in a Peace Order contacted her in violation of the order. The case remains open and is being investigated by Deputy Murphy. Case #17115-14

3/29/2014 VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On March 29, a victim who resides in Lexington Park, reported suspect Caitlin Sue Rich, 21, of Lexington Park, contacted the victim by text message in violation of an active protective order. The investigation revealed Rich did sent a text message in violation of the order, which had been served earlier the same day. Rich was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Violation Protective Order.

3/30/2014 ASSAULT: On March 30, Deputy E. Johnson responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Tyler Allen Messick, 21, of no fixed address, grabbed the victim around the neck and took him to the floor during an argument over the channel on the television. Messick was charged with 2nd Degree Assault on DOC employee (inmate).

3/30/2014 BURGLARY: A victim who resides on Golden Thompson Road in Avenue, reported a door to the residence had been opened. The case remains open and is being investigated by Corporal Somerville. Case #17349-14

3/30/2014 DOMESTIC ASSAULT: a victim who resides in Great Mills, alleged a known suspect pushed the victim in the face during an argument. No signs of injury were observed and charges were advised by Deputy Rogers. Case #17251-14

3/30/2014 THEFT: A victim who resides on Lake & Breton View Drive in Leonardtown, reported several pieces of personal property stolen by a known suspect. The case remains open and is being investigated by Deputy Fennessey. Case #17346-14

3/31/2014 VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On March 31, a victim reported suspect Rick Lee Hawkins, 49, of Lexington Park, contacted the victim several times in violation of an active protective order. The investigation revealed Hawkins had called the victim in violation of the order. Hawkins was located and placed under arrest by Deputy Gaskill. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Violation Protective Order.

4/1/2014 ASSIST OTHER AGENCY: Deputy Bowen responded to Walden Sierra in California, for a disturbance. His investigation revealed an inmate from the Calvert County Detention Center on release to attend the Walden program was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. The inmate had an unexplained injury to his head. He was transported to the hospital for treatment and to await the arrival of Calvert County Sheriff’s Office personnel. While at the hospital, he became disorderly and had to be restrained by Deputy Bowen. The inmate was subsequently returned to the custody of Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. Case #17634-14

4/1/2014 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry into the men’s bathroom at the Wicomico Shores Public Landing. The case remains open and is being investigated by Corporal Maletto. Case #17675-14

4/1/2014 BURGLARY: A victim who resides as a residence in the 21000 block of Chancellor’s Run Road arrived home and found 2 black male suspects inside. The suspects fled the scene after being discovered by the victim. The case remains open and is being investigated by Deputy First Class Knott. Case #17736-14

4/1/2014 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence on Searfoss Court. The case remains open and is being investigated by Deputy Shomper. Case #17694-14

4/1/2014 BURLGARY: A victim on Brigatine Court in Great Mills, reported hearing noises in the basement and called 9 1 1. The investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) attempted to make entry into the residence. The case remains open and is being investigated by Deputy McCuen.

4/1/2014 FRAUD: A victim who resides in Ridge, reported she attempted to file her income taxes only to discover they had been filed fraudulently by unknown suspect(s). The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division. Case #17588-14

4/1/2014 SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY: On April 1, the victim who resides at a residence on Elizabeth Way arrived home and found a red vehicle parked in the driveway. The vehicle was occupied by 3 individuals unknown by the victim. After the vehicle left, the victim found forced entry into the residence and called 9 1 1. The victim was able to obtain the registration plate of the vehicle and provided it to Deputy Bankhead. A search of the residence revealed property belonging to the victim’s father had been stolen. The vehicle was registered to Thomas Christopher Holt, 39, of Leonardtown. Holt and the female occupant of the vehicle, identified as Natasha Maureen Kelly, 29, of Leonardtown, were subsequently arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Holt was charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Theft Under $100, and Property destruction. Kelly was charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Theft Under $100, and Property Destruction. Kelly was also charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance after a suspected Adderall pill was found on her person search incident to her arrest.

4/1/2014 THEFT: A victim who resides on South Shangri La Drive, reported her small dog had gotten out of the house and was taken by a subject seen placing the dog in a car. The case remains open. Case #17577-14

4/1/2014 TRESPASSING: On April 1, Deputy First Class Rogers, who was off duty, observed Chad Michael Anson, 27, of Lexington Park, on the property of the A&W located in the Callaway Village Center after he had been served with a notice not to trespass for the property. DFC Rogers contacted Anson who fled on foot. Anson was apprehended by DFC Rogers after a short chase. Anson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center by Deputy S. Cameron. He was charged with Trespass Private Property.

4/10/2014 ALCOHOL VIOLATION: On April 10, Deputy W. Wood assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, was patrolling Lancaster Park in Lexington Park when he observed Timothy Lee Barnes, 51, of Lexington Park and William Cornelius Curtis, 54, of Lexington Park consuming alcoholic beverages in the public park. Both were charged with the violation by criminal citation.

4/10/2014 ASSAULT: On April 10, Deputy McCuen responded to a residence on Goddards Lane in Piney Point for an assault. The victim reported he had several people over to visit including suspect Maisha Javonn Peeples, 27, of no fixed address. Peeples and the victim began to argue over money at which time Peeples struck the victim in the head repeatedly with her fists. Peeples then pushed a television set off a table and began to assault another victim at the residence. Peeples was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2 counts of 2nd Degree Assault and Property Destruction.

4/10/2014 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Hawthorn Court in the Glen Forrest Subdivision, reported unknown suspect(s) caused damage to her vehicle while attempting to gain entry. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy S. Cameron. Case #19499-14

4/10/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered several vehicles and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy First Class Kerby. Case #19355-14

4/10/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Combs Aud Way in Great Mills, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his garage; however nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy LaFave. Case #19357-14

4/10/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Golf Course Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered 2 vehicles and stole US currency. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy First Class Kerby. Case #19371-14

4/10/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: While DFC Kerby was conducting a neighborhood check on Army Navy Drive in reference to several burglaries to motor vehicles, a victim reported unknown suspect(s) also entered her vehicle and stole US currency. Case remains open and is assigned to DFC Kerby. Case 19377-14

4/10/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: While DFC Kerby was conducting a neighborhood check on Army Navy Drive in reference to several burglaries to motor vehicles, a victim reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to DFC Kerby. Case #19381-14

4/10/2014 BURGLARY: Corporal O’Connor and Deputy Roszell were conducting crime prevention checks on residences in the Country Lakes Development when they located a residence on West Lakeland Drive, which appeared to have been forcibly entered. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the check. Further investigation revealed property had been removed from the residence. Case remains open. Case #19466-14

4/10/2014 BURGLARY: Corporal O’Connor and Deputy Roszell were conducting crime prevention checks on residences in the County Lakes Development when they located a residence on Yowaski Mill Road, which appeared to have been forcibly entered. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the check. Case remains open. Case #19477-14

4/10/2014 FRAUD: A victim, who resides on Gregory Drive in Leonardtown, reported several fraudulent charges on her credit card. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal D. Snyder. Case #19404/14

4/11/2014 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: A victim, who resides in Mechanicsville, reported she observed an unidentified black male in her backyard and the light on in the shed. The suspect fled over the fence after he was seen by the victim. Deputy First Class Vezzosi is the investigating deputy. Case #19592-14

4/11/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLES: Two vehicles in the parking lot of the SERVEPRO located in the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, were entered and items were stolen. Case remains open. Initial investigation conducted by Deputy Fennessey. Case #19688-14

4/11/2014 BURGLARY: Corporal Corcoran was patrolling the area of Madinah Auto Sales located in the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, when he heard car alarms sounding. He conducted a check of the business and discovered unknown suspect(s) made entry into the business and stole several items of property. Case remains open. Case #19643-14

4/11/2014 THEFT: A victim, who resides on Arny Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported sometime between 4/7/2014 and 4/10-14, unknown suspect(s) stole property from his boat. Case #19583-14

4/12/2014 1ST DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 12, Deputy Fennessey responded to a residence on Town Creek Drive for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Darius Devaughn Gross, 21, of California, struck the victim in the head with a glass container and strangled the victim with his hands during an argument. The victim then attempted to leave the bedroom for several hours; however Gross continued to restrain the victim. Eventually, the victim was able to exit the room only to be followed by Gross. The victim then called 9 1 1 and Gross fled the scene. Deputy Fennessey observed several injuries on the victim consistent with the assault. Deputies attempted to locate Gross for several hours without success. At 10:15AM the same day, Deputy Fennessey observed Gross in the passenger seat of a vehicle traveling east on Great Mills Road. Deputy Fennessey stopped the vehicle and placed Gross under arrest without incident. Gross was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault and False Imprisonment.

4/12/2014 BURGLARY: A complainant observed the lights on inside a residence he knew to be unoccupied on Lady Baltimore Drive in Leonardtown and called police. Deputies determined the residence had been entered and numerous items of property had been stolen. Case remains open and Deputy Logue is investigating. Case #19860-14

4/12/2014 BURGLARY: A complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on Asher Road in Mechanicsville, and stole several pieces of property affixed to the residence. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Harris. Case #19981-14

4/12/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on South Hampton Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered her shed and stole a dirt bike. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy C. Shomper. Case #19823-14

4/12/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on the 21000 block of Chancellor’s Run Road in Great Mills, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a shed. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Cole. Case #19934-14

4/12/2014 THEFT: On 4/11-12 unknown suspect(s) entered the boy’s locker room at Leonardtown High School and stole several cellular phones and US currency. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Logue. Case #19821-14

4/13/2014 ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER AND RESISTING ARREST: On April 13 at 8:45PM, Corporal Watters responded to a residence on Hermanville Road in Lexington Park for a noise complaint. Corporal Watters requested the music be turned down. Initailly, subjects complied and made an announcement for everyone to leave. However, as Corporal Watters walked toward his car to leave the large crowd became unruly by yelling profanity and turning up the music. Additional deputies were requested to respond. Members of the crowd began to throw beer bottles at Corporal Watters. At that time, suspect LaShonda Lakeshia Dyson, 29, of Great Mills, kicked a cooler containing ice and canned drinks at Corporal Watters, which struck him in the leg. LaShonda Dyson then returned to the large crowd. Deputies arrived on the scene, located LaShonda Dyson, and attempted to place her under arrest. La Shonda Dyson resisted arrest by pulling away from Deputy Lance. She then fell to the ground and refused to walk. As Deputy Lance escorted LaShonda Dyson to his police car, she turned and spat in his face. While deputies were attempting to gain control of LaShonda Dyson, suspect Shaun Darnell Dyson, 33, of Lexington Park, became enraged and struck a door to the residence with his fist. Shaun Dyson was placed under arrest. Both suspects were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. LaShonda Dyson was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Resisting Arrest. Shaun Dyson was charged with Property Destruction and Disorderly Conduct.

4/13/2014 BURGLARY: A complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on Asher Road in Mechanicsville, and stole several pieces of property affixed to the residence. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Beyer. Case #19981-14

4/13/2014 BURGLARY: A victim reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his residence and a shed on Valley Drive in Mechanicsville. Suspect(s) stole property from the shed. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Peacher.

4/13/2014 VIOLATION OF PEACE ORDER: On April 13, Deputy Harris made contact with a victim who alleged suspect Francis Xavier Jones, 28, of Lexington Park, contacted the victim in violation of an active peace order. The investigation revealed Jones created a fake facebook account and used it to contact with victim. Jones was located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Peace Order: Fail to Comply.

4/13/2014 VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On April 13, Deputy Cole was patrolling in the area of Spinnaker Circle in Lexington Park, when he observed the victim seated in a vehicle at the victim’s residence. Deputy Cole then saw suspect, Bobby Raymond Davis, 28, of Lexington Park, standing in front of the same residence. When Davis saw Deputy Cole he fled on foot. Deputy Cole determined Davis was at the residence in violation of an active protective order. He located Davis and placed him under arrest. Davis was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Protective Order Violation.

4/14/2014 THEFT: A victim, who resides on Goddard Court in Leonardtown, reported unknown suspect(s) stole a canoe from the yard of his residence. Case #20392-14

4/14/2014 THEFT: A victim, who resides on Lockes Hill Road in Mechanicsville, returned home and found property had been stolen from a trailer in her driveway. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Beyer. Case #20170-14

4/14/2014 VANDALISM: A victim, who resides on St. Elizabeth’s Court, reported unknown suspect(s) punctured a tire on his vehicle. Case #20301-14

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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