LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 15, 2015)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
TRESPASSING AT GREAT MILLS HIGH SCHOOL: On February 9, shortly after student arrival at 8:22 AM, School Resource Officer at Great Mills High School, Corporal Kristi Nelson, was notified by school officials of three suspected trespassers inside the school. Corporal Nelson immediately responded to the area inside the school where the trespassers were believed to be. As Corporal Nelson made her way to the three suspects, they began to flee. Corporal Nelson was able to apprehend one of the suspects; however the remaining two fled out of the front doors and out of the school toward the Great Mills pool. Additional deputies responded to attempt to locate the two suspects. At this time, the remaining suspects have not been identified or located. The adult male suspect apprehended by Corporal Nelson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was identified as Julian Lloyd Griffith, 23, of Mitchelville. Griffith was charged with Trespass: School Property and Disturbing School Operations. Griffith also had two outstanding arrest warrants from Prince George's County for Driving on a Suspended License. Both warrants were served.
There was no disruption to school activities during the incident and subsequent investigation. School officials and law enforcement are coordinating investigating efforts into the incident.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT ARREST: On February 3, Deputy Roszell made contact with a victim at the emergency room at MedStar St. Marys Hospital. The victim alleged that the suspect, identified as Cedric Sinclair Williams, 28, of Lexington Park, began arguing with the victim while they were traveling in a car in Great Mills. Williams suddenly began to strike the victim in the face, head, and left arm with his fist repeatedly. Williams then attempted to strangle the victim his hands while he threatened to kill the victims children. Williams then drove the victim to the MedStar St. Marys Hospital for treatment of the injuries he had just inflicted. While at the hospital, the victim became increasingly afraid for the children and left the hospital. After placing the children at an undisclosed location, the victim returned to St. Marys Hospital and met with Deputy Roszell. The victim was admitted for serious, none life-threatening facial injuries. Deputy Roszell immediately applied for an arrest warrant for Williams.
On February 4, at 11:40 AM, Williams was located by Corporal M. Rogers and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center where the warrant was served, charging him with 2nd Degree Assault. At 3:30 PM, Williams was served with a temporary protective order issued by the District Court of Maryland signed by Judge K. Holt Chesser.
On February 5, Corporal D. Harris, St. Marys County Sheriffs Office Domestic Violence Coordinator, received information Williams had attempted to contact the victim of the domestic assault from the St. Marys County Detention Center where he is incarcerated. The protective order, served on February 4th, stipulates Williams is to have no contact with the victim. The investigation revealed Williams had attempted contact with the victim by phone call on six separate occasions in violation of the protective order.
Corporal Harris charged Williams with six counts of violation of a protective order the same day. Williams remains incarcerated in the St. Marys County Detention Center under a $50,000 bond.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On February 11, Deputy L. Johnson responded to a residence on Hunting Meadows Court in Callaway, for an assault. The victim alleged suspect Betty Ann Douglas, 52, of Callaway, grabbed the victim by the arm leaving scratch marks. Deputy Johnson observed the injury on the victims arm. Douglas was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #8108-15.
THEFT: On February 10, Deputy Logue responded to the California Walmart for a reported theft in progress. Loss prevention employees identified the two suspects to Deputy Logue, who made contact with both as they exited the store. The investigation revealed the suspects, identified as Kevin Michael Kolbe, 23, and Victoria Lynn Bryant, 49, both of Lexington Park, had stolen items of merchandise, valued at over $170.00, concealed on their person. Kolbe and Bryant were placed under arrest and further searched. Two white pills (Oxycodone) were found in the change pocket of Bryants jeans and two purple pills (Bupropion Hydrochloride) and paraphernalia used to ingest controlled dangerous substances were located in her purse. Bryant had also been issued a notice not to trespass for Walmart on 1-27-2012 by Corporal Kirkner. During a further search of Kolbe, two white pills (Oxycodone) were found in the change pocket of his jeans. Bryant was charged with Theft Under $1,000, Trespass: Private Property, 2 COUNTS Possession Not Marijuana, Possession Paraphernalia, Removal of Prescription Label. Kolbe was charged with Theft Under $1,000 and Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance Not Marijuana. Both were transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. CASE #8003-15.
FLEEING & ELUDING: On February 10, Corporal M. Rogers attempted to stop a vehicle, utilizing lights and siren, for speeding on Three Notch Road in the area of Poplar Ridge Road. The driver of the vehicle (red Chevrolet Cobalt) refused to stop. A short time later, the suspect vehicle turned onto Showtime Lane where the driver fled from the vehicle on foot into the woods. Corporal Roger pursued the driver for approximately 150 yards where he ordered the driver to stop. The driver refused all commands and began to walk away from Corporal Rogers. The driver continued to resist arrest; however he was eventually placed into custody with the help of a citizen. The driver was identified as Samuel John Jones, 4th, 21, of Lexington Park. He was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Resisting Arrest, Failure to Obey Lawful Order, Fleeing & Eluding, Driving Without a License, Failure to Display Registration Card. CASE #7976-15.
VANDALISM: On February 8, DFC Bowen responded to a residence in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road, for reported vandalism to windows. The victim alleged someone smashed some of the windows on the home sometime during the night. While conducting a neighborhood canvass, DFC Bowen located similar damage to a light pole and another home. The damage was consistent with having been caused by a BB gun. DFC Bowen then heard what sounded like glass breaking nearby. DFC Bowen subsequently located a 12-year-old, male, from Lexington Park, who had just shot windows with the BB gun he was holding. The juvenile was placed under arrest and transported to the District 4 Station where he was processed. He was charged with Property Destruction and Property Destruction Scheme Over $1,000. CASE #7578-15.
THEFT: On February 5, Deputy Logue responded to Lexington Village Way in California, for a reported shoplifter at Kohls Department Store. The emergency communications center provided a description of the suspect and direction of travel. Deputy Logue subsequently located the suspect identified as Richard Lester Maples, 51, of Mechanicsville. Maples was holding a Kohls shopping bag containing two sets of headphones valued at $99.99. Store employees saw Maples place the items in the bag and leave the store without paying for them. Maples was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Under $1,000.00. Maples also had an outstanding arrest warrant charging him with Failure to Appear in Court on a drug charge. CASE #6969-15.
RESISTING ARREST/INTERFERING WITH ARREST: On February 6, Deputy Steinbach and DFC Bowen went to a residence on Ronald Drive in an attempt to locate a wanted subject. While at the residence, deputies discovered another subject identified as Anthony Kawika Somerville, 29, of Lexington Park, had two active warrants for his arrest. Deputies notified Somerville he was under arrest and attempted to place him in custody when he broke free and fled on foot to the adjacent neighborhood. After a short foot chase, Somerville was apprehended and placed under arrest. Somerville was charged with Resisting Interfering with Arrest and both warrants were served charging him with Failure to Appear in Court. CASE #7142-15.
ASSAULT: On January 31, DFC Flerlage responded to a residence on Zacks Way in Leonardtown, for a domestic assault. DFC Flerlage observed injuries on the victim. Information developed during the investigation revealed the alleged suspect Carl Lee Williams, 42, of Leonardtown, threw a beer can at the victim, striking the victim in the forehead. Williams was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #5766-15.
1st DEGREE BURGLARY: On January 31, Deputy D. Smith responded to a residence located on Carefree Way in Lexington Park, for a reported burglary. The victim indicated his home was burglarized while he and his girlfriend left for a short period of time. The victim reported he saw suspect Robert Jacob Eberle, Jr., 26, of Colonial Beach, Virginia, near his home when they left. When the victim returned he found the back door had been entered and Eberle was no longer in the area. Cigarettes were missing from the victims home. Additional deputies located Eberle and the stolen cigarettes were in his possession. Eberle was placed under arrest. Also found on Eberle at the time of his arrest were a pipe, syringe, and spoon used to consume controlled dangerous substances. Eberle also had a warrant for his arrest on the charges of Reckless Endangerment and Property Destruction Over $1,000. He was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with 1st Degree Burglary, 4th Degree Burglary, and Possession Paraphernalia. CASE #5767-15.
ASSAULT: On February 1, Corporal Reppel responded to a residence on Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, for a domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Garrett Thomas Weaver, Jr., 24, of Lexington Park, jumped on the top of the victim and struck the victim in the face with his fist. Weaver then placed his hands around the victims throat and attempted to strangle the victim. Corporal Reppel observed fresh evidence of injury on the victims face. Weaver was placed under arrest and was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #6072-1.
2-10-15 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Liberty Street in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his unsecured vehicle and stole property. CASE #7945-15.
2-10-15 ARSON - Deputy Teague responded to Lexwood Court in Lexington Park, for a truck on fire. Investigation revealed the truck had been intentionally set on fire. Investigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. CASE #8102-15.
2-10-15 BURGLARY & THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE - While investigating the aforementioned ARSON, (CASE #8102-15), deputies contacted the registered owner of the truck, Atlas Concrete. Investigation revealed the truck had been stolen from inside the business which had been burglarized. A second vehicle, located outside of the business, had also been forcibly entered and property stolen. Case remains open. CASE #8104-15.
2-6-15 THEFT - A complainant reported unknown suspect(s) stole an air conditioning unit from an unoccupied residence in Hollywood. CASE #7165-15.
2-6-15 THEFT - A victim reported unknown suspect(s) stole a tool from a job site on Town Creek Drive. Case remains open. CASE #7124-15.
2-7-15 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Kelli Court in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry into his residence causing damage to a window screen. Case remains open. CASE #7421-15.
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