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MSP Reports for St. Mary's Co.


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LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 21, 2016)—The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

CDS/CONCEALED WEAPON: On Friday, April 1 at 9:19 pm, Tpr. Geyer initiated a traffic stop on a gold SUV at Route 235 and Route 246 for a minor traffic violation. A K9 scan was conducted, and the K9 alerted to the presence of CDS in the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of CDS. Metal brass knuckles were also located in the vehicle. Randi Leigh Becker, 23, of Mechanicsville, was arrested and charged with CDS: Not Marijuana and CDS Paraphernalia. Ryan Wayne Baird, 25, of Chaptico, was arrested and charged with Dangerous Concealment of a Weapon. Both subjects were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-012884)

DRUG ARREST: On Saturday, April 9 at 12:09 am, Tpr. J. Mulhearn initiated a traffic stop on a black passenger car for a minor traffic violation. A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of Dextroamphetamine and Marijuana less than 10 grams. The driver, Justin Richard Libby, 21, of Mechanicsville, was placed under arrest and charged with CDS: Possess-Not Marijuana. He was also issued a civil citation for Possession of Marijuana Less than 10 grams. Mr. Libby was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-013890)

ASSAULT: On Sunday, April 10 at 4:23 pm, TFC B. Ditoto responded to the area of Route 5 at Mt. Wolf Road for a reported assault. Investigation revealed that Scott Keith Gibson, 35, of Mechanicsville, got out his vehicle at the intersection and approached the driver side of another vehicle in an apparent road rage incident. He began threatening another driver with a knife. Mr. Gibson then approached a second vehicle and threatened the second driver with the knife and slammed his fist on the window. Mr. Gibson was located on Indian Creek Drive and placed under arrest for First Degree Assault and Second Degree Assault. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-014116)

CDS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY: On Wednesday, April 13 at 7:36 pm, Cpl. Dawson responded to Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School for the report of a suspicious subject possibly selling prescription CDS. Upon arrival, Cpl. Dawson observed the elementary school was hosting various youth sport practices. Cpl. Dawson made contact with an off-duty Charles County Sheriff's Office lieutenant who was standing with Joel Shawn Mitchell, 30, of Mechanicsville. The Lieutenant advised that he had observed Mr. Mitchell counting out pills then walking into the woods. A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of several Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills, Alprazolam pills, and paraphernalia.

Cpl. Dawson was informed that second suspect, Jason Anthony Hoover, 27, of Charlotte Hall, had returned to the area. Mr. Hoover was located, and a probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of Alprazolam, Suboxone, and paraphernalia with Alprazolam and Heroin residue. Mr. Hoover then admitted that he had provided Mr. Mitchell with Alprazolam pills.

Both suspects were placed under arrest and charged with CDS Distribute: School Property. They were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-014602)

DRUG ARREST: On Monday, April 18 at 11:56 am, Tpr. Mulhearn initiated a traffic stop on a bronze truck at Three Notch Rd and Market Drive for a minor traffic violation. A probable cause search was initiated, resulting in the recovery of 83.5 grams of suspected marijuana, paraphernalia and over $8,500 in US Currency. The driver, Jacob Andrew Parlett, 26, of Hollywood, was placed under arrest and charged with CDS: Possession Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, and two counts of Possession of Paraphernalia. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-015280)

ASSAULT: On Thursday, April 21 at 6:48 am, Tpr. Mulhearn responded to the 41000 block of Church Street for a reported assault that had occurred on Lawrence Ave. The female victim advised that Shawn Michael Clarke, 33, of Leonardtown, had assaulted her with a knife and held her against her will since midnight. When Mr. Clarke turned his back, the victim fled the residence and went to a friend's house to call the police. Mr. Clarke was located and placed under arrest. He was charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, and False Imprisonment. Mr. Clarke was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-015643)

Criminal Citations

Kerri Marie Hall, 34, of Piney Point, charged with Theft Less than $1,000 at Kohl's on 4/8/2016

Nicole Anne Kelly, 30, of Lexington Park, charged with Theft Less than $1,000 at Wal-Mart on 4/11/2016

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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