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St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


Sheriff LogoLEONARDTOWN, Md. (Nov. 19, 2015)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

Arrests

11-03-2015 THEFT: Sgt. J. Yingling responded to the 40000 block of Merchant’s Lane (Rite Aid) in Leonardtown, for the report of a theft. The suspect, Amy Copsey, age 33, of Mechanicsville, attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. Copsey was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft under $100. CASE# 64286-15

11-04-2015 THEFT: Deputy S. Cameron responded to the 45000 block of First Colony Way (Target) in California, for the report of a theft. Further investigation revealed, the suspect, Ilana Antwanette-Nicole Graham, age 19, of Lexington Park, had been involved in a theft scheme with a former Target employee since October 14, 2015. Graham was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft $1,000 - $10,000 and Theft Scheme $1,000 - $10,000. CASE# 64494-15

11-07-2015 ASSAULT: Deputy First Class J. Kirkner responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for the report of an assault. The suspect, Aaron R. Simms, age 26, of Fort Washington, was observed pushing another inmate into a wall. Approximately 45-minutes later, Simms was observed striking the victim in the face with a closed fist. Simms was charged with Two Counts of Second Degree Assault and Two Counts of Assaulting a DOC Employee. CASE# 1-15-65007

11-08-2015 ASSAULT, DOP: Deputy J. Kerns responded to the 30000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall for the report of a disturbance. The victim alleged the suspect, Donald E. Walker, age 27, of No Fixed Address, attempted to assault the victim after a confrontation over damage to the victim’s truck, believed to be caused by Walker. Walker was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property over $1000. CASE# 65342-15

11-09-2015 ROGUE AND VAGABOND: Deputy D. Mcclure responded to the 23000 block of Esperanza Drive in Lexington Park for an attempted burglary. The suspect, Casey Michael Shores, age 23, of Lexington Park, was observed attempting to gain access to multiple vehicles. Shores was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Three Counts of Rogue and Vagabond.CASE# 65425-15

11-09-2015 ASSAULT: Deputy J. Krum responded to the 20000 block of Primrose Court in Lexington Park for the report of a domestic dispute in progress. The victim alleged a verbal altercation escalated to a physical altercation when the suspect, Shalondae N. Cade, age 29, of Lexington Park, threatened the victim with a large knife. Cade was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 1st Degree and 2nd Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property under $1000. CASE# 65562-15

10-30-2015 THEFT: Deputy R. Roszell responded to Wicomico Shores in Mechanicsville for the report of suspicious persons. The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received an anonymous call stating suspicious subjects were walking along Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville looking into windows and houses. Deputy Roszell made contact with a victim who advised the deputy that cash was removed from his vehicle. The suspects, Rondell Devondre McClary, age 23 of Mechanicsville and Diamante Raquan Butler, age 18 of Lexington Park, were found and placed under arrest. They were charged with Rogue and Vagabond and Theft Less Than $100. CASE# 63530-15

11-01-2015 DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Deputy D. Lawrence responded to the 22000 block of Gloucester Court in Lexington Park for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Adrian Cordrell Gray, age 26, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the chest with a closed fist during an argument. He then attempted to strangle the victim. Further investigation revealed, Gray damaged the television in the living room. Gray was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Destruction of Property under $1000. CASE# 63905-15

10-31-2015 ROBBERY: Deputy S. Cameron made contact with a victim at St. Mary’s College of Maryland who advised he was just robbed. The victim alleged the suspect, forcibly removed clothing from the victim and attempted to remove a phone from the victim’s hand. The suspect Dimitri Paul Brooks, age 20, of Lexington Park, was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Robbery and Theft Under $100. CASE# 63834-15

10-31-2015 BURGLARY: Deputy A. Manns responded to the 23000 block of Bushwood City Road in Maddox for a reported disturbance. The victim alleged the suspect, Howard Arthur Miller 3rd, age 34, of Leonardtown, kicked in a door to a residence at which he did not live. Miller attempted to resist arrest. He was charged with 4th Degree Burglary, Four Counts of Malicious Destruction of Property and Resisting Arrest. CASE#63824-15

10-27-2015 VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: Deputy A. Manns responded to the 21000 block of Mayfaire Lane in Lexington Park for a reported disturbance. The victim alleged the suspect, Quashae Denise Moody, age 23, of Lexington Park, who the victim had an active protective order against, caused property destruction to the victim’s vehicle. Moody was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Violation of Protective Order and Malicious Destruction of Property. CASE# 62845-15

10-30-2015 ASSAULT: Deputy R. Schultz responded to the 45000 block of Foxchase Drive in Great Mills for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Caleisha Sharnay McLaughlin, age 23, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the arm with a baseball bat. McLaughlin was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE# 63539-15

10-31-2015 DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: Deputy K. Molitor responded to the 21000 block of Lee Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a domestic disturbance. The victim alleged the suspect, Kirk Vondel Swales, age 33 of Mechanicsville, struck the victim in the neck with an open hand. Swales was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 63663-15

10-29-2015 ASSAULT: Deputy J. Kerns responded to the 43000 block of Hugh Drive in Hollywood for the report of an assault in progress. The victim alleged the suspect, Felipe Hernandez Ygnacio, age 38, of Hollywood, scratched the victim’s neck and throat area attempting to strangle her during an argument. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Ygnacio was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 63379-15

10-31-2015 TRESPASSING: Sgt. C. Safford observed suspect Francis Xavier Hill, Jr., age 19, of No Fixed Address, enter the parking lot of Canopy Liquors in Lexington Park. Before Sgt. Safford could make contact with Hill, he left the area but was located a short distance away in St. Mary’s Square. Hill was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespassing – Posted Property. CASE# 63746-15

10-31-2015 SUSPECT CHARGED WITH RESISTING ARREST AND ASSAULT: Deputy R. Steinbach responded to Woodmere Street in Leonardtown for the report of an intoxicated subject causing property damage to a residence. Upon arrival, Steinbach observed the suspect assaulting a female victim, holding a baby, by pushing her into a wooden mantle. The suspect, Walter Lee Payne, age 27, of Mechanicsville, was advised he was under arrest at which time Payne actively resisted the arrest. While resisting arrest, Payne kicked the deputy in the leg and then spit blood in his face. Further investigation revealed, Payne allegedly destroyed a television during an earlier dispute. Payne also grabbed the victim’s baby and squeezed the baby with both hands, causing the baby to cry. Payne was subsequently taken into custody, transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital where he was treated and released. Payne was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Three Counts of Second Degree Assault, Resisting/Interfering with Arrest, and Destruction of Property under $1,000. Payne is currently being held on a $7500.00 bond.

11-02-2015 TRANSPORTING A FIREARM: Deputy B. Gaskill responded to the Bob Evans in California for the report of a subject who had just been robbed. A witness alleged, Corey Michael Arias, age 23, of Mechanicsville, told the witness he had been robbed and was going to shoot the subject who robbed him with a shotgun located in his vehicle. A shotgun was recovered during a search of his vehicle. Arias was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Transporting a Firearm. CASE# 64096-15

11-11-2015 ARMED ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION: On November 11, 2015, at approximately 9:15 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, located at 30330 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the report of an armed robbery. While using the ATM, the victim observed two black male subjects approach his location. Subsequently, the suspects obtained items of personal property from the victim. While attempting to flee to a local business, the suspects fired a weapon toward the victim. Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Lab responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Second Suspect Arrested in CVS Armed Robbery

On October 28, 2015, at 10:02 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the CVS located at 26020 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the report of an armed robbery. A black male suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded cash and other items from the victim, an employee of CVS.

Witness information led to the quick location and arrest of one suspect in the armed robbery, Trevone Demone Butler, age 25, of Lexington Park. Detectives determined Butler was the driver of the vehicle used to facilitate the robbery. However, the identity of the second suspect who had entered the CVS remained under investigation by Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID).

On November 4, 2015, CID Detectives, assisted by members of the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team (EST), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Washington/Baltimore High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Leonardtown MD. Quantaz Lamar Shields, age 28, of Prince George's County, was located inside the residence and subsequently placed under arrest. Detective’s search of the residence resulted in the recovery of evidence from the CVS robbery.

Shields was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with: Armed Robbery; Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery; Theft $1,000 to less than $10,000; Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony/Violent Crime; and Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Person.

10-21-2015 Property Destruction: Deputy T. Wesner responded to the 22000 block of Cornwall Drive in California for the report of a property destruction in progress. The victim alleged the suspect, Evelyn Silvianne Taylor, age 63, of California, removed a piece of the victim’s privacy fence. The victim also alleged Taylor assaulted the victim during a confrontation. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Taylor was arrested and charged with Malicious Property Destruction and 2nd Degree Assault. CASE# 61763-15

10-22-2015 Theft: Deputy S. LeFave responded to the Best Buy in California, for a reported theft in progress. The suspect, Gina Patricia Kennedy, age 26, of Chaptico, attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. Kennedy presented a false Maryland Identification Card to the officer during her arrest. A search of Kennedy revealed strips consistent with Suboxone. Kennedy was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft under $1000, CDS Possession: Not Marijuana, and False Statement to Officer. CASE# 62020-15

10-25-2015 Theft: Deputy T. Siciliano responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park for the report of theft. Further investigation revealed, suspects Ashley Nicole Tippett, age 23, of No Fixed Address and Tami Marie Tompkins, age 40 of Lexington Park, stole personal items from several different victims. The suspects were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Ashley Nicole Tippet was charged with Two Counts of Theft $1000 to under $10,000, Theft Less than $1000, Three Counts of Less than $100, Theft Scheme $1,000 to under $10,000 and Destruction of Property Less than $1000. Tami Marie Tompkins was charged with Two Counts of Theft $1000 to under $10,000, Theft Less than $1000, Three Counts of Less than $100, Theft Scheme $1,000 to under $10,000 and Destruction of Property Less than $1000 and served an Active Bench Warrant. CASE# 62632-15

10-24-2015 Disorderly Conduct: Deputy M. Rodgers responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for the report of a fight in progress. Deputy Rodgers observed the suspect, Andrienne Oshay Harris, age 22 of Lexington Park, yelling and pushing an unknown subject in the roadway. Rodgers was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Affray. CASE# 62256-15

10-24-2015 Trespassing: Deputy A. Cole responded to the IHOP located in Lexington Park, for the report of crowd control with disorderly individuals. The suspect, Joel Lenard Butts II, age 23 of Lexington Park, refused to leave the establishment after several requests from officers. Butts was placed under arrest and was given multiple commands to stop resisting and to put his hands behind his back. Butts was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespassing, Disturbing the Peace, Failure to Obey and Resisting Arrest. CASE# 1-15-062268

10-24-2015 Assault: Deputy Foor responded to the 45000 block of Nicholas Court in Great Mills for the report of assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Attah Charly Anoh, age 32 of Great Mills, pushed and then punched the victim in the mouth. Anoh was arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 62367-15

10-24-2015 Disorderly Conduct: Deputy G. Mushchette responded to the 21000 block of Card Road in Lexington Park for domestic disturbance in progress. The suspect, Rico Kinata Keys, Jr, age 20, of Great Mills, was escorted off private property where he was unwelcome. He returned a few moments later and ignored requests from Deputy Muschette to leave the property. Keys was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Trespassing and Failure to Obey Lawful Order. CASE# 662293-15

10-27-2015 Theft: Deputy A. Schultz responded to the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in California for a reported theft. The suspect was observed going into the bathroom several times with a full bag of items and exiting with an empty bag of merchandise. The suspect, Amanda Lynn Abell-Morgan, age 33, of Callaway, attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. She was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Morgan was charged with Theft Less Than $1000 and Destruction of Property Less Than $1000. CASE# 62964-15

Armed Robberies

On October 28, 2015, at 10:02 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the CVS located at 26020 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown for the report of an armed robbery. A black male suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded cash and other items from the victim, an employee of CVS. The suspect was talking to a co-conspirator on a cellphone before fleeing on foot toward a woodline on Maypole Road in Leonardtown. Witnesses who were near CVS at the time of the robbery described a vehicle they had seen in the area during the time of the robbery. Patrol Officers located a vehicle matching the description in the area of Three Notch and Jones Wharf Road in Hollywood. Contact was made with the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle. The driver, Trevone Demone Butler, age 25, Lexington Park, was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. During an interview with detectives, Butler acknowledged he provided transportation to the black male suspect and communicated with him during the robbery. Butler was charged with Armed Robbery and Driving on a Suspended License.

On October 25, 2015, at approximately 2:50 am, a black male suspect entered the Dash-In, located in Leonardtown. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded currency. After obtaining money from the employee, the suspect fled on foot.

On October 22, 2015, at approximately 12:47 am, a black male suspect entered the Papa John’s, located in Lexington Park. The armed suspect demanded and obtained money from the employees. The suspect then fled on foot from the business.

On October 21, 2015, at approximately 11:56 pm, a black male suspect entered the Super 8 Motel, located in California, and stole currency belonging to the business.

On October 20, 2015, at approximately 11:12 pm, a black male suspect committed an armed robbery of The Sign of the Whale, located in Lexington Park. The suspect demanded and obtained currency. The suspect then fled on foot from the business.

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded and assumed the investigations. The same suspects are believed to be involved in all incidents. The suspect is described as a black male, thin build, and approximately 6’00” tall. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Corporal David Alexander at 301-475-4200, ext. 1954 or by email at David.Alexander@stmarysmd.com.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN LEXINGTON PARK: On November 3, 2015, Deputy J. Bare responded to the 21000 block of Rodine Way in Lexington Park for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Deputy Bare made contact with witnesses who advised they observed a white Ford F-150 truck leave the roadway and strike a residence causing significant damage to the residence. The vehicle then fled from the scene. Deputies located the striking vehicle unoccupied on Chancellor’s Run Road in Lexington Park. The owner of the vehicle, Jeffrey Nicholas Sams, age 36, of Mechanicsville, was subsequently located a short time later after abandoning the vehicle on Pegg Road in Lexington Park. Sams was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with multiple traffic citations related to the accident.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON COLTON POINT ROAD: On November 6, 2015 at 9:13 p.m., Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Colton Point Road and Jenny Lynn Lane for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Units arrived on scene and discovered the pedestrian had succumbed to his injuries. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene. The investigation revealed, James Ashley Gates, age 34 of Mechanicsville, ran out of gas in his vehicle. He pulled off the roadway and was awaiting assistance when, for unknown reasons, he walked into the roadway. Roger Lee Smith 3rd, age 36 of Mechanicsville, was driving southbound on Colton Point Road in his 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. Smith attempted to avoid Gates. However, his truck struck Gates with its side view mirror. Gates remained in the roadway as a 2005 Ford Explorer being operated by a juvenile from Compton was driving southbound behind Smith. The juvenile attempted to avoid Gates, however, was unable to do so and struck him. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident. Anyone with any information in regards to the accident is asked to contact Deputy First Class Vincent Pontorno #257 at 301-475-4040.

Incident Briefs 11/19/2015

THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) stole a package on the 44000 block of Voyage Place in California. CASE# 62743-15

VANDALISM: Unknown suspect(s) spray painted profanities at the Chancellors Run Regional Park in Great Mills. CASE# 67234-15

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://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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