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

St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 5, 2014)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER: On August 22, Deputy Schultz responded to the Food Lion parking located on Alton Lane in California after a citizen reported individuals in a vehicle possibly smoking drugs. Deputy Schultz located the vehicle, a blue Acura RL, and approached the vehicle. The driver, later identified as Wayne Aloyious Jordan Jr., 24, of Great Mills, quickly threw something into the passenger side of the vehicle. Jordan then put the vehicle in reverse and accelerated rapidly striking another parked vehicle. Jordan placed the vehicle in drive and accelerated toward Deputy Schultz striking Deputy Schultz. Jordan continued forward striking another parked vehicle. Additional deputies arrived and attempted to stop Jordan's vehicle. Jordan refused to stop and continued to drive in a dangerous manner through the parking lot. Jordan's vehicle struck 2 more parked vehicles before coming to a stop. Jordan then fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later by deputies. A K9 alerted for the presence of a controlled dangerous substance during a subsequent scan of Jordan's vehicle. A large bag containing several smaller bags of suspected marijuana was found inside the vehicle. Also found inside the vehicle were various items of stolen property. Jordan and a passenger in the vehicle, identified as Steven Michael Ryan, 24, of Lexington Park, were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Jordan was charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault on Law Enforcement, Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession Paraphernalia, and Property Destruction Over $1,000. Ryan was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession Paraphernalia. Deputy Schultz sustained minor injuries. Case #45472-14.

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: On Sept. 2, a victim, who resides on Morning Dew Lane, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole her handbag. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Roszell. Case #47126-14.

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: On Sept. 3, a victim, who resides on Hilton Drive, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Corcoran. Case #47267-14.

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: On Sept. 3, a victim, who resides on Morning Dew Lane, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Corcoran. Case #47290-14.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 4, a victim, who resides at a residence on Marie Court in Leonardtown, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her residence through an unlock garage and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Fennessey. Case #47585-14.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 5, a victim, who resides at a residence on Manon Way in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and stole property. Case remains open. Case #47690-14.

ELDERLY FEMALE ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: On September 4 at 3:10 AM, patrol units responded to a private residence on Town creek Dr. for a reported burglary which had just occurred. Deputies determined three suspects, dressed in all black clothing and wearing masks, had entered an occupied residence through a window. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. Once inside, the suspects tied the victim’s hands and feet together and stole personal items from the residence before fleeing the scene. One of the victim's was able to free herself and call 911. A second elderly female victim was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for precautionary reasons and was not injured in the incident. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the residence and assumed the investigation. Additional details will be released as they are developed.

ASSAULT: On August 22, Deputy Steinbach responded to Abell's Tavern located in Callaway for a reported assault. The investigation revealed suspect Charles Patrick Balsbaugh, 28, of Valley Lee, assaulted 2 female victims and 1 male victim during an argument inside the bar. Balsbaugh was located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with 3 counts of 2nd Degree Assault.

ASSAULT, FALSE IMPRISONMENT: On August 23, DFC T. Snyder responded to a residence on Liberty Street in Lexington Park as a conservator of the peace while the victim retrieved belongings. Once at the residence, the victim reported suspect Christopher Michael Gains, 33, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the head, arms, and legs. Gains refused to let the victim leave. The victim was eventually able to leave, however Gains followed. Once at a neighbor's door, the victim quickly entered the residence and closed the door before Gains could enter. The victim then called 911. DFC Snyder located Gains and placed him under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault and False Imprisonment. Case #45626-14.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On August 24, Deputy LaFave responded to a residence on Lee Drive in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged that suspect Francie Demitris Kelly, 52, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the face with a coffee cup. Kelly was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. Case #45796-14.

1ST DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 24, Deputy Tirpak responded to a residence on Halsey Court for a reported assault with a knife. The victim alleged suspect Cornelius NMN Fenwick, 37, of California, chased the victim with a knife. Fenwick dropped the knife and drug the victim into a bedroom. He then held the victim down and cut off the victim's hair with scissors. The victim sustained visible injuries while trying to stop him. The victim was able to get away and flee from the residence to a neighbor's home and call 911. The victim alleged Fenwick bit the victim on the chin during a fight the night before. Deputy Tirpak observed the bite mark on the victim's face and fresh injuries from the recent assault. Fenwick was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st Degree Assault and 2 COUNTS of 2nd Degree Assault. Case #45694-14.

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On August 26, Deputy Foor responded to a residence in the 40000 block of New Market Turner Road for a protective order violation. The suspect, Phillip Randolph Adams, 35, of Mechanicsville, was located on the victim's property in violation of an active protective order. Adams was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with the protective order violation.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On August 31, Deputy Logue responded to a residence on Governor's Court in Great Mills, for a reported assault. The victim alleged Kristin Elisa Morris, 31, of Great Mills, struck the victim in the eye with a fist during an argument. Deputy Logue observed fresh injury on the victim's face. Morris was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. Case #46857-14.

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT RESULTS: On August 30, the Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the area of Point Lookout Road and Juniors Court between 11:30 PM and 1230 AM. Approximately 47 vehicles entered the checkpoint line.

Corporal James Stone and Corporal Kristi Nelson detected an odor of suspected marijuana emitting from a vehicle which had entered the checkpoint line. The investigation determined the front passenger identified as Travis Renard Snyder, 25, of Leonardtown, was in possession of a small plastic baggie of suspected marijuana. A passenger of the vehicle, identified as Tyrone Lemar Butler, 25, of Leonardtown, was wanted on a Circuit Court for non-payment of child support. Snyder and Butler were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged.

Immediately following the Sobriety Checkpoint, deputies conducted saturation patrol in the same area. During saturation patrol deputies conducted 7 traffic stops resulting in 8 written citations, 2 written warnings, and 1 Safety Equipment Repair Order (SERO) being issued.

Corporal Andrew Holton conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding and determined the driver was operating the vehicle with a suspended License. The driver, identified as Leonard Jerome Toye, 57, of Leonardtown, was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Driving on a Suspended License and Privilege.

DUI Arrests

Mary Catherine Russo, of Mechanicsville, 8-11-14 by Corporal Watters

George Phillip Conley JR., of Great Mills, 8-14-14 by Deputy LaFave

Christine Lee Mallory, of Montgomery Village, MD, 8-15-14 by Corporal Kirkner

David Jerome Ransome, of Great Mills, 8-17-14 by Corporal Kirkner

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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