LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Aug. 28, 2015)The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ASSAULT, VEHICLE THEFT, MDOP, CHILD NEGLECT: On Saturday, August 22, at 2:16 am, TFC E. Mersman responded to A&M Glass in Great Mills for the report of a Malicious Destruction of Property. Investigation revealed that Rodney O. Runnels, 27, of Lexington Park had entered the tow lot and entered a vehicle. An employee attempted to quickly close the gates to prevent him from taking the car. Mr. Runnels accelerated and struck the gate, causing damage to the gate and forcing the victim to fall to the ground. Mr. Runnels then drove through the grass and continued onto Point Lookout Road.
TFC Mersman then responded to Mr. Runnels' residence, where it was determined that Runnels had fled out the back door, leaving a young child awake and alone. The mother of the child responded to the residence and contacted Mr. Runnels to advise him to return to the residence. Mr. Runnels returned to the residence, and was advised he was being placed under arrest. Mr. Runnels immediately began to flee on foot. After a short pursuit, Mr. Runnels was taken into custody and charged with Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Theft Less than $1,000, Child Neglect, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, and Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $1,000. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (15-MSP-030194)
THEFT, TRESPASSING: On Thursday, August 27, at 3:53 pm, TFC E. Krenik responded to the intersection of Town Creek Drive and Spruce Drive for a theft suspect fleeing from Walmart. TFC Krenik arrived on scene and located Ariel Lynn Watson, 22, of Great Mills standing with the Walmart Loss Prevention Officer. Investigation revealed that Ms. Watson had stolen several items and had attempted flee through the parking lot. She threw two of the stolen items into a yard on Town Creek Drive while fleeing. Ms. Watson was arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with Tresspass: Private Property and Theft: Less than $100 and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (15-MSP-030894)
John William Ryan, 42, of Lexington Park, served on 8/20/2015 at 12:35 am for Assault Second Degree
David Richard Speakman, 21, of Leonardtown, served on 8/20/2015 at 11:55 pm for Failure to Appear in Court
Stephen Donald Neil Somers, 68, of Leonardtown, served on 8/21/2015 at 1:32 pm for Sex Offense - 2nd Degree
Maurice Xavier Queen, 20, of Lexington Park, served on 8/22/2015 at 4:45 pm for Failure to Appear in Court
Kelly Elizabeth Braxton, 32, of Mechanicsville, served on 8/22/2015 at 11:59 pm for Assault Second Degree
Erica Lynn McShea, 23, of Hughesville, served on 8/23/2015 at 6:25 am for Failure to Appear in Court
Tyrone Lamont Jackson, 31, of Lexington Park, served on 8/23/2015 at 10:10 pm for Failure to Appear in Court
Angel Manuel DeJesus, 40, of Lexington Park, served on 8/24/2015 at 3:00 pm for Failure to Appear in Court
Corey Anthony Kelton, 23, of Lexington Park, served on 8/24/2015 at 4:45 pm for Theft Less than $1000
Daniel Lancaster, 25, of Issue, served on 8/25/2015 at 3:48 pm for Failure to Appear in Court
Mark Andrew Alvey, 23, of Leonardtown, served on 8/26/2015 at 7:44 pm for Failure to Appear in Court and Violation of Probation
Chris William Savage, 38, of Lusby, served on 8/27/2015 at 11:11 am for Failure to Appear in Court
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