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

St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


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

FATAL CRASH, POINT LOOKOUT ROAD, LEONARDTOWN: On April 10 at 11:00 a.m., deputies responded to Point Lookout Road in the area of Radio Station Way for a reported serious motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation revealed Barbara Elaine Lacey, age 69, of Chaptico, was southbound on Point Lookout Road operating a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. Lacey was slowing down to make a left turn into the park and ride near Radio Station Way. A 2004 Chrysler Sebring, operated by Allison Brooke Williams, age 18, of Mechanicsville, was also traveling southbound on Point Lookout Road, failed to slow down, and struck the rear of the Sunfire. Lacey was transported to Medstar St Mary's Hospital and was subsequently transferred to Washington Hospital Center Trauma Unit. While at Washington Hospital Center, Lacey succumbed to her injuries. St Mary's County Collision Reconstruction Team members responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. At this time, alcohol and speed do not appear to be a contributing factors in the collision.

Arrests

ASSAULT: On April 7, Corporal Smolarsky responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Reginald Deante Thomas, age 24, of Great Mills, struck the victim inmate in the face with his fists. Thomas was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #19495-15

ASSAULT: On April 8, Deputy Kevin Molitor met with a victim at the sheriff’s office headquarters in Leonardtown. The victim alleged suspect Janet Ann Bender, age 59, of Lexington Park, sprayed the victim in the face with air freshener and tried to hit the victim with a bottle during an argument. Bender was located and placed under arrest. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #19889-15

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On April 9, Deputy S. Cameron made contact with a victim in the Lexington Park area reporting a violation of a protective order. The victim alleged suspect Paul Clements Tippett, Jr., age 48, of Loveville, contacted the victim in violation of an active protective order. The victim alleged the suspect made statements over the phone in violation of the order. The victim also alleged Tippett was in possession of firearms even though the order directed him to surrender all firearms. Deputy Cameron determined Tippett was in possession of 21 firearms after having been served the order of protection. Tippett was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. All firearms were confiscated. He was charged with Violation of Protective Order. CASE #20017-15

THEFT: On April 9, Deputy Lawrence responded to the Food Lion located on Great Mills Road for a reported theft. A store employee alleged suspect Sheila Marie Hardesty, age 51, of Lexington Park, placed items of merchandise in her handbag. After making a purchase, Hardesty failed to pay for the items concealed in the handbag. Hardesty was charged with Theft Under $100 by criminal citation. CASE #19983-15

JUVENILE CHARGED WITH 1ST DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 13 at 4:25 p.m., Deputy Lawrence responded to a residence on Coledorall Court for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Ceva Laurel Scott, age 17, of California, began an argument after the victim turned off Scott's cell phone the day before. Scott became enraged at which time the victim retreated to a bedroom and told Scott to go away. Scott followed the victim and began to attack the victim with her hands. Scott was able to pin the victim to the floor where she continued to hit the victim. The victim took self-defense action to end the attack. Scott then retrieved a kitchen knife and attempted to stab the victim. However, the victim was able to pick up a plastic trashcan and placed it in front of the victim's body. As Scott attempted to stab the victim, the knife plunged into the trashcan. She then fled the residence. Additionally, Scott caused property damage to items inside the residence during the assault. The St. Mary's County State's Attorney conducted a review of the case and determined Scott was to be charged as an adult. Scott was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, and Property destruction Under $1,000. CASE #21036-15

STALKING, HARASSMENT: Detective Corporal Hulse from the Criminal Investigations Division made contact with a victim who alleged being stalked by a known suspect. The investigation revealed that suspect Matthew Donald Hutson, age 33, of Charlotte Hall, made audio recordings of the victim without the victim’s consent or knowledge. Hutson contacted the victim by phone several times after he was told to stop. He also drove past the victim’s home repeatedly. On 4-8-2015, Hutson was arrested by warrant and charged with Stalking, Harassment: Course of Conduct, and Telephone Misuse. CASE #19792-15

SEX OFFENDER VIOLATION: On March 18, suspect John Allen Combs, Sr., age 42, of Lexington Park, was charged with Sexual Solicitation of a Minor. As a result, search and seizure warrants were executed. Evidence was obtained indicating Combs had a social media account and email account which he failed to disclose to the Sex Offender Registry as required by law. Detective Corporal Raddatz, of the Sex Offender Compliance Unit in the Criminal Investigations Division, arrested Combs on 4-10-15 by warrant. Combs was charged with 2 COUNTS of Sex Offender Violation. CASE #20201-15

ASSAULT: On April 11, Deputy Jason Smith responded to a residence on North Essex Drive in Lexington Park for a domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Dennis Paul Register, age 49, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the face with his fist during an argument that started over dishes. Deputy Smith observed fresh injury on the victim. Register was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #20445-15

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On April 11, at 2:30 p.m., Deputy Bare responded to a residence in the 23000 block of Hollywood Road in Leonardtown for an unrelated call for service. Deputy Bare found Paul Eugene Miller III, age 45, of Leonardown, unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked at a residence. Miller was woken up by first responders. A short time later, the victim, who is the protected party in an active protective order against Miller, arrived at the residence. The investigation revealed Miller was at the residence in violation of the order. Miller was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation of Protective Order. CASE #20484-15

Miller was arrested again on April 11 at 11:30 p.m., after he responded to the victim’s residence and knocked on the window in violation of the protective order. Miller was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation of Protective Order. CASE #20596-15

FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 11, DFC Teague responded to a residence on Millstone Landing Road for a disturbance involving a knife. The victim alleged suspect Aja Keyyanna Sewell, age 25, of Lexington Park, engaged in an argument over the front door being left open. The argument escalated when Sewell grabbed a knife from the kitchen and swung the knife at the victim. A third party was able to separate the victim and Sewell. Sewell was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #20494-15

ASSAULT: On April 11, Deputy Logue responded to a residence on Cambridge Avenue for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Dwann Errol McClary, age 31, of Lexington Park, slapped the victim across the face for no apparent reason. Deputy Logue observed fresh injury on the victim’s face. McClary was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #20523-15

THEFT: On April 11, Deputy McCuen responded to the Maryland International Speedway located on Budds Creek Road for a reported theft. The victim alleged he observed suspect Jeffrey Lynn Thomas, Jr., age 19, of Waldorf, get into his 1996 EZ GO Golf cart and drive off. Thomas proceeded to drive the golf cart through the barrier chain causing minor damage. Thomas later got out of the golf cart and fled on foot into the woods. Thomas was located and placed under arrest. He was charged with Theft $1,000 to $10,000 and Property Destruction Under $1,000. CASE #20589-15

THEFT: On April 12, Corporal Rogers responded to Kohls for a reported theft. An employee observed suspect Amy Gillian Crook, age 30, of St. Leonard, place items of merchandise inside a WaWa shopping bag. Crook then attempted to return the items for store credit. The value of the merchandise was over $370.00. Crook was charged with Theft Under $1,000 by criminal citation. CASE #20798-15

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On April 12, Deputy Siciliano responded to a residence on Liberty Street in Lexington Park for a reported domestic issue. The emergency communications center advised suspect Darius Devaughn Gross, age 23, of Lexington Park, was the respondent in an active protective order and not allowed to have contact with the petitioner. Gross was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation of Protective Order. CASE #20671-15

ASSAULT: On April 12, Deputy Muschette responded to a residence in the 15000 block of Point Lookout Road in St. Inigoes for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Jennifer Maria Price, age 33, of St. Inigoes, struck the victim in the face with a fist. Deputy Mushette observed fresh injury on the victim’s face. Price was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #20810-15

ASSAULT: On April 13, Deputy LaFave responded to a reported assault located in the 18000 block of Three Notch Road in Demeron. The victim alleged suspect Kathleen Mary Denaro, age 55, of Dameron, cut the victim’s hand with a knife and struck the victim in the upper arm and chest with her hands during an argument. Deputy Lafave observed a fresh cut on the victim’s finger. Denaro was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #21062-15

Incident Briefs

4/8/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Indian Way, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into her home and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #19853-15

4/10/2015 BURGLARY: A complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered a vacant residence in Charlotte Hall. Suspect(s) stole copper pipe from the home. CASE #20049-15

4/10/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Chapman Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his unsecured residence and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #20074-15

4/10/2015 THEFT: Employees of the Hong Kong restaurant located on Merchant's Lane reported they were in the back of the business when they returned to the front and found a male suspect taking cash from the register. The suspect fled on foot. Several deputies attempted to locate the suspect with negative results. Case remains open. CASE #20096-15

4/11/2015 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: Deputies responded to fifteen (15) residences in the Mechanicsville Road area for reports of property destruction to mailboxes. All cases remain open.

4/12/2015 RECOVERED STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE: Deputy Fennessy located an abandoned 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass in the area of Broken Arrow Lane in Mechanicsville. A check of the registration revealed the vehicle was reported stolen from Charles County. CASE #20712-15

4/12/2015 MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH (FLY-OUT): Deputies responded to Mechanicsville Road near Carpenter Drive and located a single vehicle crash. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned several times. The driver, identified as Paul Miller III, age 45, was flown to Suburban Hospital for treatment with non life-threatening injuries. CASE #20777-15

4/13/2015 MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH (FLY-OUT): Deputies responded to St. Jerome's Neck Road for a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. Preliminary investigation indicates the driver, identified as James R. Sanders, age 38, failed to negotiate a turn and left the roadway. He was flown to Prince Georges Shock Trauma with non life-threatening injuries. CASE #21017-15

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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