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St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports

Top row, left to right: Richard Larry Bassford; Ryan Christopher Conyers; Thomas Christopher Pietropaoli; Joshua Brian Bailey. Bottom row: Alene Marsha Bolding; Ashley Rose Dean; Jeffrey Robert Lehnen, Jr.; Daniel Boone Spangle; Ryan Michael Dale; Nathan Allen Bailey.
Top row, left to right: Richard Larry Bassford; Ryan Christopher Conyers; Thomas Christopher Pietropaoli; Joshua Brian Bailey. Bottom row: Alene Marsha Bolding; Ashley Rose Dean; Jeffrey Robert Lehnen, Jr.; Daniel Boone Spangle; Ryan Michael Dale; Nathan Allen Bailey.

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LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 10, 2016)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

Arrests

12/17/2015 ASSAULT: Deputy H. Smith responded to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Richard Larry Bassford, age 42, of Leonardtown, pushed the victim’s head against a wall earlier in the day. Further investigation revealed Bassford had an active warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Bassford was charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, and served two bench warrants—Failure to Stop (at) Scene of Accident. CASE# 73317-15

12/17/2015 ASSAULT: Deputy S. Lefave responded to the 44000 block of Dry Creek Lane in Valley Lee, for the report of an assault. The suspect fled the scene in a motor vehicle and was stopped by another officer, Deputy J. Krum. During the traffic stop, Deputy Krum discovered the suspect had active warrants for his arrest. While responding to the initial scene, Deputy Lefave made contact with the victim who alleged the suspect, Ryan Christopher Conyers, age 34, of Valley Lee, struck the victim with his forehead. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Conyers was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. Two Bench Warrants for Child Support were served. Also, Conyers was issued citations for Driving While Suspended, Driving Without a License, Operating an Unregistered Vehicle, and Unauthorized Use of a Registration Plate. CASE# 73294-15

12/18/2015 ASSAULT: Deputy B. Fennessey responded to the 40000 block of Waterview Drive in Mechanicsville, for the report of a domestic assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Thomas Christopher Pietropaoli, age 30, of Mechanicsville, struck the victim several times on the back of the head and neck. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Pietropaoli was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 73691-15

12/23/2015 ASSAULT: Deputy T. Teague responded to the 44000 block of Clarkes Landing Road, for the report of a domestic assault. The suspect, Joshua Brian Bailey, age 22, of Hollywood, was immediately placed under arrest after Deputy Teague discovered an active warrant for his arrest. The victim alleged the suspect strangled the victim during an argument. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Bailey was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Second Degree Assault and served warrants for Failing to Appear and Driving an Uninsured Motor Vehicle. CASE# 74740-15

12/24/2015 POSSESSION: While patrolling the area of Point Lookout Road and Moll Dyer Road in Lexington Park, Deputy First Class R. Steinbach observed a motor vehicle crossing the center line. A traffic stop was conducted, and the suspect was identified as Alene Marsha Bolding, age 66, of Lexington Park. A strong odor of burnt Marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed paraphernalia consistent with suspected oxycodone use. Bolding was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with CDS Possession—Not Marijuana and Three Counts of CDS Possession Paraphernalia. CASE# 74765-15

12/23/2015 ASSAULT: Deputy K. Flelage responded to the 40000 block of Leeland Road in Mechanicsville, for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Ashley Rose Dean, age 27, of Mechanicsville, cut the victim on the hand with a knife. Dean was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with First and Second Degree Assault. CASE# 74667-15

12/22/2015 DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Deputy R. Roszell responded to the 15000 block of Point Lookout Road for the report of a disturbance. The suspect, Jeffrey Robert Lehnen, Jr. age 32, of St. Inigoes was allegedly observed by witnesses pushing several victims to the ground during an argument. Lehnen was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Three Counts of Second Degree Assault and Disorderly Conduct. CASE# 74591-15

12/21/2015 DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Deputy J. Bittner responded to Hollywood Plaza in Hollywood, for the report of a suspicious person attempting to walk into a business. Deputy Bittner made contact with the suspect, Daniel Boone Spangle, age 49, of no fixed address, who was advised to leave the area. An hour later, Deputy Bittner responded to a call at the Hollywood Burchmart for a disorderly customer. Spangle was advised by Deputy Bittner, that if he continued to cause a disturbance he would be arrested for disorderly conduct. Spangle was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct. CASE# 74323-15

12/24/2015 RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: Deputy J. Smith responded to the 23000 block of Town Creek Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of a domestic assault where neighbors reported hearing a gunshot. The victim alleged the suspect, Ryan Michael Dale, age 33, of Lexington Park, fired rounds through a wall in the house after a physical altercation with the victim. The victim sustained injuries from an earlier physical altercation with Dale. Dale was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, and Reckless Endangerment. CASE# 74904-15

Suspect Charged with Abusing Seven-Month-Old

On January 5, detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit and investigators from the Department of Child Protective Services responded to Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. for the report of an injured infant.

The investigation revealed the victim, a seven-month-old, was examined at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital for a head injury. Subsequently, the victim was flown to Children's Hospital for further treatment where doctors determined the injuries were the result of a battered baby.

The victim remains in critical condition at Children’s Hospital.

Detectives determined injuries were caused by the suspect, Nathan Allen Bailey, age 30 of Mechanicsville. Bailey ignored signs the victim was in distress and routinely dropped the victim off at daycare. After observing the victim display signs of injury, the daycare provider sought medical assistance.

An arrest warrant was obtained for Bailey. He was located, placed under arrest, and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He has been charged with First Degree Assault, Child Abuse, and Child Neglect.

Bailey was held on a $1,000,000 bond.

Subsequent to the arrest, the infant died on Jan. 7.

Fatal Collision on Three Notch Road and Mercedes Drive

On January 3 at 5:48 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Mercedes Drive in California for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. When they arrived on the scene, police and EMS discovered Darrell Fredrick Weatherly, age 50 of Great Mills, had succumbed to his injuries.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit assumed the investigation.

The investigation revealed Weatherly was operating a bicycle when an unknown vehicle struck him, subsequently ejecting him from the bicycle. The unknown vehicle, which is believed to be a 2010 or 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe, fled the scene. Evidence suggests the vehicle should have damage to the front end, which may include the bumper, side view mirror, and hood.

The following day, after a local media blitz, police report that the driver had been identified.

Incident Briefs

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence on the 47000 block of Sewell Road in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 1069-16

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole property on the 20000 block of Janeen Lane in Park Hall. CASE# 1102-16

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 20000 block of Winters Lane in Mechanicsville. CASE# 1111-16

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 21000 block of Gerards Cove Road in Avenue. CASE# 1118-16

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim reported unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on December 29, 2015. The same victim reported a theft of Christmas decorations that occurred on December 22, 2015, on the 21000 block of Prather Drive in Lexington Park. CASE# 877-16, CASE# 879-16

FRAUD: A victim received a phone call from a male with an accent who advised the victim they won the mega millions. The suspect requested the victim send them money and in return, they would provide the victim their winnings. CASE# 887-16

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 21000 block of Winters Lane in Leonardtown. CASE# 902-16

THEFT: Deputy Bare assisted animal control with an animal cruelty case on the 45000 block of Nicholas Court in Great Mills. The case remains open. CASE# 909-16

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: A victim reported hearing shots fired on the 47000 block of Janet Lane in Lexington Park. CASE# 637-16

BURGLARY: Unknown suspects entered a residence and stole property on the 45000 block of Indian Way in Lexington Park. CASE# 46-16

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into Café Des Artistes and stole property on the 41000 block of Fenwick Street in Leonardtown. CASE# 69-16

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: A victim alleged hearing gun shots on the 19000 block of Green Crossing Way in Great Mills. CASE# 83-16

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole property on the 20000 block of Harlequin Lane in Callaway. CASE# 90-16

THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) removed a package from a front porch on the 46000 block of Warwick Court in Lexington Park. CASE# 93-16

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered an RV and stole property on the 45000 block of Taking It Easy Road in Callaway. CASE# 131-16

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 45000 block of Indian Way Apartments in Lexington Park. CASE# 390-16

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 20111 block of Piney Point Road in Callaway. CASE# 75697-15

THEFT: During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) removed property from a victim’s yard on the 21000 block of Exquisite Court in Lexington Park. CASE# 75509-15

BURGLARY: During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) entered a business and stole property on the 22000 block of Macarthur Boulevard in California. CASE# 75510-15

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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