VICTIMS ASSAULTED AT FUNERAL RECEPTION: On December 5 at 4:30 PM, deputies responded to St. George's Church located on St. George's Church Road for a reported assault. Deputies located a male victim suffering from serious head and leg injuries. The victim was subsequently flown to an area hospital by helicopter. A second male victim suffered minor injuries and remained on the scene. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation.
Steven Wendell Mason, age 49, (left) and Stephen Wendell Mason, age 21. Steven Wendell is the father of Stephen Wendell and Stevin Wendell. (Arrest photos)
Stevin Wendell Mason, age 25, is still wanted by police for this brutal assault.
The investigation revealed the victims were attending a funeral reception at the Valley Lee fire house along with suspects Steven Wendell Mason, 49; Stephen Wendell Mason, 21; and Stevin Wendell Mason, 25; all 3 of Lexington Park. An argument broke out between the victims and suspects. At some point they all left in vehicles and went to St. George's Church where the argument escalated. The first victim was allegedly struck by a vehicle driven by one of the suspects. The victim was pinned underneath the vehicle when all three suspects began to strike the victim in the head with metal pipes and a baseball bat. The second victim and another family member were able to intervene and pull the first victim from underneath the truck.
Suspects Stephen Mason and Steven Mason were placed under arrest on the scene and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Stephen Mason was charged with 2 counts 1st Degree Assault and 2 counts 2nd Degree Assault. Suspect Steven Mason was charged with 1st and 2nd degree assault. An arrest warrant has been issued for suspect Stevin Wendell Mason.
DETECTIVES MAKE ARREST IN SEX OFFENSE:
On October 4, the victim was under the care and custody of a family friend identified as suspect Thomas Eric Johnson, 29, of Leonardtown, pictured above. While the victim was sleeping, Johnson allegedly sexually assaulted the victim. The victim was able get up and go into the bathroom and lock the door. The victim then climbed out of the bathroom window and walked nearly 2 miles to a family member's home. The victim immediately reported what had happened and called police. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division subsequently assumed the investigation. On December 9, Johnson was charged by arrest warrant with 4th Degree Sexual Offense, and 2nd Degree Assault. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center awaiting an appearance before the Court.
12/2/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Chapman Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into her shed. Nothing appeared to have been missing. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Dale Smith. CASE #64085-14.
12/3/2014 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim reported his vehicle entered and property was stolen sometime between 11/22/2014 and 12/2/2014, while the vehicle was parked in the Lowe's parking lot in California. CASE #64155-14.
12/3/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Woodstown Way in California, reported suspect(s) forced entry in to a storage locker located in the back yard and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Kirkner. CASE #64169-14.
12/3/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Laurel Grove Road in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered a detached garage and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #64271-14.
12/4/2014 THEFT: A victim left her wallet in the bathroom at Walmart in California. The wallet was turned it at customer service, however the victim's money was missing. Case remains open. CASE #64314-14.
12/4/2014 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the Checkers restaurant located on Great Mills Road. Nothing appeared to have been stolen, however suspect(s) caused substantial damage to the business. Case remains open. CASE #64339-14.
12/5/2014 THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) stole the rear registration plate from the victim's vehicle while it was parked in Great Mills. CASE #64497-14.
12/5/2014 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry in the Rex restaurant located on Washington Street in Leonardtown. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case remains open. CASE #64581-14.
12/5/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Lucca Way, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into her residence and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #64627-14.
12/7/2014 THEFT: A victim reported his canoe was stolen from a dock located on Lucas Cove Road in St. Mary's City. CASE #64655-14.
12/7/2014 THEFT: A victim reported unknown suspect(s) stole his jacket with the key to his vehicle inside. Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's vehicle and stole property. CASE #64900-14.
12/8/2014 MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION: At 9:54 PM Deputies responded to Maryland Route 5 at Fora Corner Road in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision. A Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra driven by Nicole Middleton, age 28, was northbound on Route 5 when a Chevrolet truck, operated by Nellie Harrison, age 76, entered Route 5 from Flora Corner Road. The truck failed to yield the right of way striking the Oldsmobile and causing it to leave the roadway and into an embankment. Three children were passengers in the Oldsmobile. Two of the children were flown to an area hospital with serious injuries. The third child was transported along with Middleton to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and was transported to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital by ambulance. CASE #65138-14.
12/9/2014 FRAUD: A victim, who resides on Wickshire Drive in Lexington Park, reported an unknown suspect(s) used his credit card to make fraudulent purchases. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Knott. CASE #65324-14.
12/9/2014 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: A victim reported 2 of his vehicle tires were deflated while the vehicle was parked on Gregory Drive in Leonardtown. CASE #65339-14.
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