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

St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 28, 2015)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

DEATH OF 19-YEAR-OLD MALE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION: On September 16, at approximately 4:00 p.m., police responded to the Breton Bay Country Club for a report of an unresponsive person. Deputies arrived and discovered a deceased 19-year-old male. The Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Crime Lab, and Forensic Investigators responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The cause of death is under investigation. There are no signs of suspicious activity.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY LEADS TO ARREST: On September 19, at approximately 9:20 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a phone call from a concerned citizen witnessing a suspicious person walking in the area of WaWa in California, MD. The suspect appeared to have a gun inside a bag he was carrying. When approached by deputies, the suspect Keyon Stansbury Thomas, age 25, of Leonardtown, MD threw the bag down and attempted to flee on foot. After a short chase, the suspect was apprehended. The bag was searched and revealed a stolen AK-47 from a burglary reported the day before. Thomas was also wanted in Charles County on an open warrant and is prohibited from possessing regulated firearms. He was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Possession Regulated Firearm, and Theft Less than $1000.00.

THEFT UNDER $1000: On September 6, Corporal D. Corcoran responded to the 46000 block of Jeeter Way in California, MD, for a reported theft. The victim reported their mountain bicycle was stolen. On September 9, Corporal D. Corcoran observed the same bicycle on the ground in front of the Wawa on Three Notch Road in California. Corporal Corcoran made contact with the suspect, Eric D. Booker, age 21, of Lusby. He was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft under $1000 and Property Destruction. CASE# 52446-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On September 10, Deputy A. Schultz responded to the 21000 block of Graystone Lane in Lexington Park for an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, William B. Bush, age 61, of Lexington Park, slammed the victim to the ground and then strangled the victim during an argument. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Bush was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE# 53312-15

ASSAULT: On September 10, Deputy J. Wilson responded to the 28000 block of Point Lookout Road in Morganza for a reported assault. The victims alleged the suspect, Datavis J. Berry, age 18, of Hollywood, fired a BB gun at the victims. Subsequently, he did strike one of the victims who displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Further investigation revealed Berry stole property from one of the victims, which led to a verbal altercation. Berry was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with two counts of 1st Degree Assault, two counts of 2nd Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Theft Less than $1000. CASE# 53497-15

INDECENT EXPOSURE: On September 11, Deputy M. Pleisse responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported indecent exposure. The suspect, Amanda R. Hartmann, age 24, of Leonardtown, exposed herself to correctional officers after several request to cover herself properly. Hartmann was charged with two counts of Indecent Exposure - Correctional Employee. CASE# 53526-15

POSSESSION: On September 13, Deputy K. Flelage responded to the 27000 block of Thompson Corner Road in Mechanicsville for a reported hit-and-run motor vehicle accident. A lookout was placed on the suspect’s car, and the vehicle was located approximately two miles from Thompson Corner Road at Aviation Yacht Club Road and Route 234. The car did have damage consistent with a hit-and-run. Deputies identified, Austin J. Rogers, 19, of Mechanicsville, as the driver. A routine pat-down revealed drug paraphernalia consistent with marijuana and heroin. Rogers was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with CDS Possession, not Marijuana: Heroin, two counts of CDS Possession Paraphernalia, Failure to Stop after Accident and Failure to Notify Owner of Property Damage. CASE# 54104-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On September 11, Deputy B. Foor responded to the 22000 block of Orchid Bloom Way in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Patrick A. Churchwell, age 29, of Lexington Park, pushed the victim to the ground, pulled the victim’s hair and began to strangle the victim. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Churchwell was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 53674-15

ARMED ROBBERY: On September 12, Deputy J. Kirkner, responded to Midway Drive in Lexington Park for a reported armed robbery. The victim was going to purchase Xanax but then decided to back out of the deal. The victim attempted to exit the vehicle operated by Ricky D. Thomas, age 24, of Lexington Park. Thomas would not let the victim exit the vehicle, demanded payment and then assaulted the victim. Thomas was located at his residence operating the same vehicle that matched the victim’s description. After a short foot chase, deputies apprehended Thomas. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Robbery, Armed Robbery, 1st Degree Assault, and Theft under $100.00 and Second Degree Assault. CASE# 53911-15

DOMESTIC ASSUALT: On September 12, Corporal J. Somerville responded to the 39000 block of Syringa Court for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged the suspect, James M. Russell, age 31, of Mechanicsville, punched and slapped the victim in the face during an argument. Russell was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 53918-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On September 12, Deputy T. Sicilano responded to the 47000 block of Janet Lane in Lexington Park for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Sandra J. Thomas, age 31, of Leonardtown, struck the victim in the face and then bit the victim on the hand during an argument. Thomas was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with two counts of Second Degree Assault. CASE# 53860-15

THEFT: On September 14, Deputy S. LeFave responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way in California (Wal-Mart) for a reported theft. The suspect, Teresa L. Wilkes, age 38, of Mechanicsville, attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. Wilkes was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft Less than $1000. CASE# 54359-15

THEFT: On September 14, Deputy S. LeFave responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way in California (Wal-Mart) for a reported theft. The suspect, Ashtin M. Marshall, age 28, of California, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. Marshall was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft under $100. CASE# 54297-15

THEFT: On September 14, Deputy M. Mccuen responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road (Family Dollar Store) for a reported theft. The suspect, Paul E. Hawkins Jr., age 19, of California, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Less than $100. CASE# 54309-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On September 14, Deputy J. Vezzosi responded to the 15000 block of Point Lookout Road for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Tammy L. Thompson, age 48, of St. Indigoes scratched the victim. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Thompson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

ASSAULT: On September 15, Corporal D. Snyder responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Latoya N. Woodland, age 28, of Great Mills, threw a cup of iced tea on the victim during an argument. Woodland was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 54476-15

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED: On September 24, at 4:48 P.M. Corporal Timothy Snyder attempted to initiate a vehicle stop on a Jeep Liberty reported stolen in Calvert County. The vehicle failed to stop and fled a short distance through the Laurel Glen neighborhood before leaving the roadway and effectively eluded the pursuing officer. The stolen vehicle was later recovered on Monterey Place in Leonardtown, Maryland abandoned and the ignition tampered with. The vehicle was subsequently stored pending processing by Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab Technicians. An investigation is continuing at this time.

TYREKE DELANTE BUTLER CAPTURED: On September 24, suspect Tyreke Delante Butler of Lexington Park was taken into custody without incident in Atlanta Georgia by members of the US Marshal Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and the South Eastern Regional Fugitive Task Force. Butler was wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on an open arrest warrant charging him with Attempted First Degree Murder following a shooting on September 11, in Lexington Park.

ROBBERY AT RESIDENCE ON HEATHER STREET IN GREAT MILLS: On Sunday, September 20th at approximately 3:45 a.m., two victims arrived at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital for non-life threatening injuries from an assault. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office was contacted, and an investigation revealed a robbery took place at a residence on Heather Street in Great Mills, Maryland. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division and Sheriff's Office Crime Lab responded to the victims' residence and assumed the investigation.

TWO SUSPECT(S) WANTED FOR THEFT AND ASSAULT AT LOWE'S IN CALIFORNIA: On Monday, September 14, the sheriff’s office responded to the Lowe’s store in California to investigate a theft and assault. Upon arrival, officers met with store employees who stated that two black males stole over $1,000 in merchandise. A Lowe’s employee confronted the suspects. Subsequently, one of the suspects struck the employee. A store customer observed the incident and attempted to confront the second suspect. The second suspect tried to assault the customer. The suspects were able to flee the area in a vehicle. Anyone with information about this crime may contact Detective R. Merritt directly by phone at (301) 475-4200, ext. 9042.

THEFT: On August 31, Deputy D. Smith responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way (Walmart) in California for a reported theft. The suspect, Shara M. Gentry, age 30, of Hollywood attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. Gentry was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft Less than $100. CASE#51106-15

BURGLARY: On September 3, Deputy G. Mushchette responded to the 21000 block of Enterprise Place in Lexington Park for a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, the deputy observed the suspect, De'Atre M. Perkins, age 20, of Temple Hills, inside the residence. Perkins exited the residence after several requests from the officer. The owner of the residence confirmed Perkins was not given permission to enter the home. Perkins was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 4th Degree Burglary. CASE# 51816-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On September 4, Deputy M. Pleisse, responded to the 38000 block of Mount Wolf Road in Charlotte Hall for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Joseph P. Garity, age 42 of Charlotte Hall, pushed the victim to the ground during a disagreement. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Garity was placed under arrest and charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE# 52135-15

VANDALISM: On September 5, Corporal D. Corcoran, responded to the 21000 block of Windsor Drive in Lexington Park for property destruction. The victim alleged the suspect, Tykane S. Briscoe, age 20, of Lexington Park, destroyed the victim’s property. While being placed under arrest, Briscoe became very aggressive. Briscoe was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Property Destruction and Resisting Arrest. CASE# 52192-15

TRESPASSING: On September 5, while conducting crime prevention, Deputy A. Beishline observed Shuree S. Weems, age 34, of Park Hall, walking away from a store to the parking lot on the 28000 block of N. Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park. The suspect was advised of the notice not to trespass filed on behalf of Millison Management Company, Inc. Weems was placed under arrest and issued a criminal citation for Trespass(ing) – Private Property. CASE# 52286-15

TRESPASSING: On September 5, while conducting crime prevention, Deputy A. Beishline observed, James A. Courtney, age 57, of Lexington Park, on the property of Millison Management Company, Incorporated. Courtney was notified that he was not to trespass the premises. The suspect was placed under arrest and issued a criminal citation for Trespass(ing) – Private Property. CASE# 52278-15.

POSSESSION: On September 6, during a patrol, Deputy S. Tirpak observed a suspect that appeared to be under the influence of drugs. The suspect was seen in the area of 21000 Bunker Hill Drive (Nicolet Park) in Lexington Park. Upon further observation, Deputy Tirpak located drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The suspect, Michael R. Herndon, age 30 of Piney Point, was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with possessing a Controlled Dangerous Substance of Schedule I: Heroin and Three Counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. CASE# 52501-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On September 6, Deputy T. Wesner, responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road, for a reported assault. The victim alleged, the suspect, Rhonda L. Dorsey, age 24, of Lexington Park, struck the victim multiple times. The victim displayed signs of injury consistent with the allegations. Dorsey was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE# 52524-15

THEFT: On September 8, Deputy L. Johnson responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way (Walmart) in California, for a reported theft. The suspect, Desam N. Stewart, age 45 of California, was observed by loss prevention attempting to return merchandise he never purchased. Stewart was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft less than $1000. CASE# 52985-15

ASSAULT: On September 9, Deputy Foor responded to the 46000 block of Lucca Way for a reported assault. The victim alleged, Charles E. Danford, age 41, of Lexington Park, pushed and strangled the victim during a verbal dispute. Danford was placed under arrest at which time he became aggressive and damaged the patrol car. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Destruction of Property. CASE# 53053-15

ESCAPE: On September 7, the suspect, Daniel A. Spooner Jr., age 25, of Dameron was issued a retake warrant for failing to return to a program where he was serving his sentence. Spooner was located and charged with 2nd Degree Escape. CASE# 52790-15

THEFT: On August 26, Corporal D. Snyder responded to the 37000 block of Waterloo Road in Coltons Point for a reported theft. The victim alleged, Hayden P. Cabada, age 19, of Coltons Point, stole and fraudulently cashed a check from the victim's checkbook.. Cabada was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with two counts of Forgery and Theft under $1000.00. CASE# 50042-15

FALSE STATEMENT: On August 27, Deputy D. Lawrence responded to the 21000 block of Indian Bridge Road in California for a reported theft. Lisa M. Youngblood, age 21, of California, alleged cash was stolen from her residence. Further investigation revealed, Youngblood’s cash was not stolen, and Youngblood gave a false statement to deputies. Youngblood was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with False Statement to Officer. CASE# 50345-15

THEFT: On August 29, Deputy T. Siciliano responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way (Walmart) for a reported theft. The suspect, Shonata R. Harris, age 25, of Great Mills, attempted to walk out of Wal-Mart without paying for her merchandise. Harris was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft Less than $100.00. CASE# 50682-15

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On August 30, Corporal J. Somerville responded to the area of 40000 Kavanagh Road in Mechanicsville for a fight-in-progress. The suspect, Tracy Hemsley, Jr., age 21 of Lexington Park, became disorderly while being questioned. Hemsley was asked several times to stop yelling and using obscenities. He continued to scream, was placed under arrest, and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct. CASE# 50806-15

TRESPASSING: On August 28, Deputy A. Beishline and Corporal K. Nelson observed a suspicious suspect on the property of Great Mills High School. Further investigation revealed the suspect, Kaevon O. Jefferson, age 18, of Lexington Park, did not have a reason to be at Great Mills High School. Deputies advised Jefferson that he must leave the property and not return, or he would be subject to arrest. At approximately 2:40 p.m. the same officers observed Jefferson in the same location during their patrol. While being placed under arrest, Jefferson tried to flee and resist. Jefferson was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespassing and Resist(ing) a Lawful Arrest. CASE# 50494-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On August 28, Deputy G. Mushchette responded to 46000 Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park for a reported disturbance. The victim alleged suspect Roshaundra P. Dyson, age 28, of Lexington Park, punched the victim in the face and scratched the victim. The victim displayed signs of an injury consistent with the allegations. Dyson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with First Degree and Second Degree Assault. CASE# 50447-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On August 31, Deputy D. Potter responded to the 18000 block of Saint Jeromes Neck Road in Dameron for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect, Daniel Dean, age 39, of Dameron, put the victim in a ‘choke hold’ during an argument. The victim appeared to have fresh scratches and injuries consistent with the allegations. Further investigation revealed contraband consistent with drug use in the home. Dean was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Dean was charged with Second Degree Assault and Possession of a Control Dangerous Substance of Schedule II: Cocaine. CASE# 50980-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On August 31, Corporal K. Moritz responded to the 24000 block of Hollywood Road in Hollywood for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Anthony R. Rey, age 33, of Hollywood, punched the victim in the lower back and the jaw. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Rey was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 51014-15

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On August 31, Deputy S. LeFave responded to the 18000 block of Point Lookout Road in Park Hall for a reported theft. Further investigation revealed the theft was a civil dispute. The victim alleged the suspect, Brian K. Jordan, age 40, of Great Mills, violated a protective order by contacting the victim through a text message. Jordan was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation Protective Order. CASE# 51044-15

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On September 1, Deputy G. Knott responded to the 46000 block of Shining Willow Lane in Lexington Park for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged, Tonya Albers, age 41, of Lexington Park, struck the victim with a chair several times. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Albers was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 51409-15.

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On September 2, Deputy J. Bare responded to 44000 Hunting Meadows Court in Callaway in regards to a Violation of Protective Order. The victim alleged the suspect, Earl Thomas D. Granger, age 24, of Great Mills, contacted the victim via telephone on several different occasions. Granger was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with two counts of Violation Protective Order. CASE# 51580-15

THEFT: On August 2, Deputy D. Holdsworth responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported theft. The victim alleged the suspect, Francis X. Hill, age 19, and of no fixed address, was using his phone account without permission. Hill was charged with a criminal citation for Theft less than $100.00. CASE# 51628-15

SUSPECT WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY AT GREAT MILLS FAMILY DOLLAR: On September 7, at 8:10 p.m.. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to the Great Mills Family Dollar for the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, deputies determined one suspect armed with a handgun, demanded money from the clerk. The suspect fled the business on foot. Detective(s) from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. The suspect is believed to be a white male of small to medium build.

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://so.md/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://so.md/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://so.md/expungeme.

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