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St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 20, 2015)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

Three Suspects Apprehended in Rod-N-Reel Armed Robbery

On March 19 at 11:11 PM, deputies responded to the Rod N Reel store located at 18161 Three Notch Road for an armed robbery in progress. Three black male suspects entered the store armed with shotguns and a handgun. They pointed the weapons at the clerk and demanded money. The suspects ended up stealing the cash register, which contained an undisclosed amount of money then fled the scene.

A witness was passing by when the suspects exited the Rod N Reel with shotguns and a cash register. The witness called police and provided the make and model of the vehicle; a Honda sedan with Maryland registration. A short time later, deputies observed the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it. The driver refused to stop and a chase ensued. The Honda subsequently crashed in the area of Garrett Mobile Home Park on Point Lookout Road and two passengers fled on foot. The driver, identified as Darrell William Battle, age 20, of Lexington Park, was immediately apprehended.

Additional patrol officers, Sheriff's Office K9 units, the Maryland State Police helicopter, and detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division saturated the area and conducted an exhaustive search for the remaining suspects. Both suspects were apprehended in short order and are identified as Joseph Deontay Jenkins, age 21, and Robert Martiese Morgan, age 19, both of Lexington Park.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division assumed the investigation.

Battle, Jenkins, and Morgan were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. They were each charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, 1st Degree Assault, Firearm Use in Felony Violent Crime, and Theft Under $1,000.

The investigation into this crime continues.

St. Patrick's Day DUI Checkpoint Results

March 17, the Sheriff’s Office conducted impaired driving enforcement operations for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

From 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, deputies assigned to the Special Operations Division, Patrol Division, and the Lexington Park COPs UNIT conducted a saturation patrol throughout St. Mary’s County specifically targeting impaired or distracted drivers. In 3 hours, deputies conducted 61 vehicle stops resulting in 19 written citations and 42 warnings.

Between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM, deputies conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Point Lookout Road at Junior's Court in Leonardtown. 241 vehicles passed through the checkpoint with zero suspected impaired drivers.

Lexington Park Man Charged With Sex Offense

On March 16, deputies responded to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for a reported sexual offense. A 5-year-old female victim disclosed she had been sexually assaulted by suspect Alan Lee Huff, age 40, of Lexington Park. Based on the nature of the allegations Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the hospital and assumed the investigation.

During the investigation, a second female victim, age 6, disclosed she had also been sexually assaulted by Huff.

Detectives executed search and seizure warrants and evidence was recovered.

Huff was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he is being held on NO BOND. He has been charged with:

-- 2 counts 1st Degree Sexual Offense;

-- 2 counts Sexual Abuse of Minor;

-- 2 counts Sodomy;

-- Child Pornography Film/Computer Sexual Act;

-- 2 counts Assault 2nd Degree; and

-- 2 counts 4th Degree Sexual Offense

Investigators with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service assisted with this investigation.

Woman Arrested For Leaving 2-Year-Old Home Alone

On March 8, Deputy K. Molitor responded to a residence on Midway Drive for the report of an unattended child. A witness reported he arrived home at approximately 4:30 PM, to find a 2-year-old relative alone inside and called police. Deputy Molitor arrived at the residence and contacted the mother, identified as Christine Rochelle Dyson, age 23, of Lexington Park, who was at an area restaurant, by phone. She returned to the residence at the request of Deputy Molitor.

Further investigation revealed Dyson had also left all three of her children—ages 8 months, 4, and 2—home alone the night of February 28. A relative found the toddlers home alone, called Dyson and ordered her to return home to care for them. Dyson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 4 counts Confine Minor Child Under Age 8 and 4 counts of Neglect of Minor. Case #13033-15

2 Teens Charged in Attempted Burglary at Burch Mart

On March 9, deputies responded to the Burch Mart convenience store and gas station located on the corner of Route 5 and Route 245, for a burglar alarm activation. As Deputy Steinbach entered the parking lot he observed two suspects run from the front door of the business in opposite directions. Deputy Holdsworth and DFC Kerby pursued one of the suspects while Deputy Steinbach pursued the other. One of the suspects was apprehended behind Father Andrew White School by Deputy Holdsworth; the other suspect was not located. Additional deputies, K9 units, and troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack attempted to locate the second suspect with negative results.

The investigation revealed both male juvenile suspects hatched a plan to burglarize the business. Suspects placed tape on the door in an effort to prevent the glass from shattering and to minimize the noise. The suspects then struck the door with a blunt object which activated the businesses alarm.

The second suspect was located at his residence a short time later. Both suspects, age 15, of Leonardtown, were placed under arrest and charged with Felony 2nd Burglary and 4th Degree Burglary - tools. The suspects were transported to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Headquarters where they were processed and released to the custody of a parent(s). Case #13207-15

Death Investigation

On March 8 at 4:10 PM, deputies responded to a residence on Rivendell Way to check the welfare of two female occupants. Upon entering the home, deputies located two females in a bedroom with gun shot wounds; both were deceased. They were identified as Victoria H. Reeves, age 58, and Janet M. Little, age 45, both of Chaptico. Detectives and Crime Laboratory technicians from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the residence and assumed the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. The exact cause and manner of death is pending examination by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

At this time, there is no indication the deaths were a result of a third party. Additional details will be released as they are developed.

Suspects Arrested After Home Invasion Robbery

March 1 at 11:45 PM, patrol units responded to the 36000 block of West Lakeland Drive for the report of a home invasion. Victims reported two male suspects entered the home armed with a handgun and a baseball bat. The suspects demanded money and cell phones from the two victims. The victims complied and neither sustained any injuries. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were contacted, responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Detectives, with the assistance of patrol officers, identified both suspects who were located and arrested without incident. A search warrant was obtained for the suspect’s residence and vehicle. Property was subsequently recovered belonging to the victims.

James W. T. Burke, age 29, of Mechanicsville, and David S. Lee, age 27, of Mechanicsville, were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

Burke was charged with Robbery and Theft 1,000 to $10,000.

Lee was charged with two counts of 1st Degree Assault, Theft $1,000 to $10,000 and Theft under $500. Both suspects are pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Addition charges are pending a review with the state's attorney.

Suspect Charged With Soliciting Minor

In January 2015, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation into the electronic sending and receiving of pornographic images utilizing Facebook messaging service between an adult male suspect and a 14-year-old female.

Detectives determined that between November 2014 and January 2015, the suspect sent nude photographs of himself to the victim and requested she send nude photographs of herself in return. The victim informed the suspect of her age refused his request at the beginning of their corresponding with each other. The victim refused multiple requests for photographs; however the suspect began offering tangible gifts to the victim. The victim subsequently sent a partially nude photograph of herself to the suspect. After receiving the photograph, the suspect began to repeatedly ask to meet the victim in person. The victim became frightened and informed her mother of the incidents who notified police.

Detectives identified the suspect in the case and on January 27, Detective Corporal David Alexander arrested Lance K. Cutchember, age 33, of Valley Lee, at his residence without incident. Cutchember was subsequently charged with Possession of Child Pornography – Visual Representation and Child Pornography – Solicit / Engage a Minor. He transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Relative Charged With Abusing Two-Year-Old

On February 26, a two-year-old female victim was taken to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital by her grandparents after she arrived at their home for visitation with multiple injuries. The victim suffered from bruises all over her body, a laceration on her head and another on her buttocks. She was also missing hair from her scalp which appeared to have been pulled out by force. The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted by hospital staff. Detectives immediately responded to the hospital and assumed the investigation.

Detectives determined a relative of the victim caused the injuries while disciplining her on several separate occasions. Suspect Justin Michael Cave, age 22, of Leonardtown, was subsequently located and placed under arrest by Detective Ashley Croyle.

Cave was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Child Abuse and 2nd Degree Assault. He is being held on a $75,000 bond.

Arrests

ROBBERY SUSPECT APPREHEND USING VICTIM'S BANK CARD: On March 18 at 11:05 PM, Corporal E. Johnson responded to a residence in the 40000 block of Beach Drive, after a victim called 911 reporting a robbery. Deputy Johnson arrived at the residence and found the victim with her hands handcuffed behind her back. The victim alleged suspect David Alexander Paolillo, age 38, of Mechanicsville, handcuffed the victim’s hands behind her back and tied her feet together. Paolillo, who is known to the victim, stole the victim’s bank card, cell phone, and vehicle keys from her pockets. He then fled the area in the victim’s vehicle. Paolillo was quickly located at a bank in Charlotte Hall where he used the victim’s bank card to withdraw money and was placed under arrest. The investigation also revealed Paolillo entered the residence in violation of an active protective order. Paolillo was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Robbery, 2nd Degree Assault, Unlawful Taking Motor Vehicle, Theft Under $1,000, Violation Protective Order, and False Imprisonment. He remains incarcerated on NO BOND. Case #15427-15

DISORDERLY CONDUCT/ASSAULT ON POLICE: On February 26, Deputy S. Cameron and Deputy Lawrence responded to the 19000 block of Point Lookout Road in Park Hall for a single vehicle accident. The vehicle involved in the collision was located unoccupied. While deputies were conducting the investigation and waiting for the tow company to arrive to remove the vehicle, the operator of the vehicle returned to the scene accompanied by her friend, later identified as suspect Jamie Lee Clarke, age 21, of St. Inigoes. When Clarke learned the vehicle was going to be towed he became disorderly; yelling and cursing at deputies. Clarke was advised to stop raising his voice and using foul language and he refused. The owner of the vehicle attempted to get Clarke to calm down with no success. Clarke became increasingly aggressive toward deputies. Deputy Cameron and Deputy Lawrence approached Clarke to place him under arrest at which time Clarke attempted to take Deputy Lawrence to the ground by grabbing him around the legs. Clarke then swung his fists at both deputies. Clarke was eventually taken into custody and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2 counts of Assault 2nd Degree and Disorderly Conduct. Case #11065-15

CHILD ABUSE: On February 27, Deputy Pontorno responded to a residence on Caravel Court in Great Mills for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Jennifer Ann Andra, age 38, of Great Mills, struck the victim repeatedly with a hockey stick. Deputy Pontorno observed several bruises on the victim’s arm and legs. Andra was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Child Abuse - Second Degree: Custodian. Case #11455-15

THEFT: On March 2, Deputy Schultz responded to the 21000 block of Chancellor’s Run Road in Great Mills for a reported theft. The complainant, driver of a taxi cab, alleged he picked up suspect Stacie Marie Schneider, age 18, of Frederick, in Pikesville, Maryland. Schneider requested the cab driver transport her to Great Mills, which he did. On arrival, the cab driver advised Schneider the cost of the cab ride was $217.00. Schneider did not have the funds to pay for the cab ride. Schneider was placed under arrest and charged with Theft Under $1,000 by criminal citation. Case #11989-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On March 3, Corporal Smolarsky responded to a residence on Goddard Court in Leonardtown for an assault. The victim alleged, suspect Anitra Sharell Young, age 30, of Leonardtown, struck the victim with a hammer during an argument. Young also struck the victim in the face with her fists causing visible injuries. Young was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. Case #12159-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On March 4, Corporal Reppel responded to a residence on Altman Court in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Maurice Isaiah Thompson, age 29, of Lexington Park, grabbed the victim by the throat and attempted to strangle the victim. When the victim tried to get free, Thompson struck the victim in the face. Thompson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. Case #12405-15

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On March 4, Deputy Teague responded to the area of Worth Avenue where Sergeant Safford has conducted a traffic stop. The suspect, identified as Terry Lynn Brown, age 45, of Chesapeake Beach, indicated he had a no contact order against him with the protected party being the front seat passenger. The order was confirmed and Brown was placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Violation Protective Order. Case #12377-15

SEXUAL OFFENSE, ASSAULT: On March 6, Deputy Muschette responded to a residence on Lucca Way for a reported assault. The victim alleged to have been asleep and was awakened by suspect Valdeci Fonseca Obrien, age 35, of Avenue, touching the victim's body in a sexual manner without the victim’s permission. Obrien was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and 4th Degree Sexual Offense. Case #12680-15

SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED: On February 25, Det./Cpl. William Raddatz of the Criminal Investigations Division, Sex Offender Compliance Unit, initiated an address verification check at the listed residence of Michael R. Anthony. A check of the residence revealed Anthony had not been at the residence since February 23. Subsequent checks of the residence revealed Anthony was not living at the address he provided and had not notified the registry of his current residence. On March 4, Michael R. Anthony, age 48, of no fixed address, was arrested by Det./Cpl. Raddatz and charged with failing to provide notice as required by law to the registry. Anthony was transported to the Detention Center for processing and an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

DUI Arrests

Melvin Vincent Fenwick, Jr., 22, of St. Inigoes, on 01/24/2015 by Deputy H. Smith

Christine Marie Thurstin, 41, of Lexington Park, on 01/16/2015 by Deputy Bare

John Anthony Dambrosio, 53, of Charlotte Hall, on 01/30/2015 by Deputy D. Smith

Joe Lewis Jefferies, 66, of Mechanicsville, on 01/29/2015 by Deputy Holdsworth

Steven Skate Poole, 46, of Avenue, on 02/02/2015 by DFC Kerby

Nakita Shavon Greenwell, 29, of Park Hall, on 02/12/2015 by Deputy S. Cameron

Terence Edward Thomas, 18, of Lexington Park, on 02/14/2015 by Deputy L. Johnson

Incident Briefs

02/25/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked shed and stole property. Case remains open. Case #10950-15

02/25/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides in the 24000 block of Budd's Creek Road in Clements, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her garage sometime since November 2014. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case remains open. Case #10984-15

02/28/2015 ARSON: A victim, who resides on Mechanicsville Road, reported unknown suspect(s) attempted to set his vehicle on fire. Maryland State Fire Marshal responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Case #11530-15

03/02/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Hilton Run Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his apartment and stole property. Case remains open. Case #11906-15

03/03/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his home and garage and stole his black, 2010, Ford F 150 truck. Case remains open. Case #12195-15 (Vehicle was recovered on 03/9/2015)

030/3/2015 ROBBERY: A male victim alleged an unidentified black male suspect stole his wallet by force while walking near the Lexington Park United Methodist Church in Lexington Park. Case remains open. Case #12211-15

03/04/2015 ASSAULT: A victim arrived at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital with multiple stab wounds. The victim alleged he was assaulted while walking on Great Mills Road near the Quick Shop by two unidentified black male suspects. None of the wounds appeared to be life threatening. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the hospital and assumed the investigation. Case remains open. Case #12286-15

03/04/2015 FRAUD: A victim, who resides on JM Gough Court, reported unknown suspect(s) used his personal information to file income tax return. Case remains open. Case #12334-15

03/05/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Trapp Road, reported unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered his residence and stole property. Case remains open. Case #12439-15

03/06/2015 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Deputies responded to the Tackle Box located on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for an alarm activation. Investigation revealed an unidentified suspect threw an object at one of the windows to the business. Case remains open. Case #12683-15

03/06/2015 THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim reported unknown suspect(s) stole his orange Ford F-250 while it was parked at the Hampton Inn in Lexington Park. Case remains open. Case #12695-15

03/06/2015 FRAUD: A victim, who resides in the 43000 block of Medley's Neck Road, reported unknown suspect(s) used his personal information to file income tax return. Case remains open. Case #12703-15

03/06/2015 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on White Burch Court, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open. Case #12733-15

03/07/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Hancock Road, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case remains open. Case #12887-15

03/08/2015 DOMESTIC ASSAULT (BARRICADE): Deputies responded to a residence in the 41000 block of Riverview Road in Mechanicsville, for a reported assault. The caller was a third party and indicated the male suspect may have been armed with a firearm. Deputies attempted to contact the suspect with negative results. While additional resources and personnel were responding, the suspect surrendered. Case remains open. Case #13030-15

03/10/2015 THEFT: The store owner of Subway restaurants on Great Mills Road, reported an employee allegedly committed theft over a period of time. Case remains open. Case #13488-15

03/12/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Goldenrod Drive in Great Mills, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into her residence. A handbag was stolen. Case remains open. Case #13933-15

03/13/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Combs Road in Compton, reported unknown suspect(s) entered an enclosed porch and stole property. Case remains open. Case #14153-15

03/15/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Sunflower Street, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the residence and stole property. Case remains open. Case #14624-15

03/16/2015 VANDALISM: A victim, who resides on Harlequin Lane in Callaway, reported unknown suspect(s) slashed a tire on the victim's vehicle. Case remains open. Case #14762-15

03/18/2015 BURGLARY: A victim who resides in the 17000 block of Point Lookout Road in Park Hall, reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole property. Case remains open. Case #15327-15

03/19/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Preference Way in Callaway, reported suspect(s) entered the home and stole property. Case remains open. Case #15589-15

03/19/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides in the 15000 block of Point Lookout Road in St. Mary's City, reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole property. Case remains open. Case #15613-15

03/20/2015 BURGLARY: A complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered a vacant residence in Lexington Park, causing damage. Case remains open. Case #15667-15

03/20/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on South Snow Hill Manor Road, reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole property. Case remains open. Case #15647-15

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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