LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 19, 2016)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
Deputies Arrest Suspicious Suspect with Handgun
On July 17, sheriff's office units, Deputy J. Lacey, Deputy J. Bare, Deputy D. Potter, Deputy B. Foor, and Sgt. H. Young, responded to the Lexington Lounge located at 21736 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, the officers were told the suspect was hiding in the wood line near the Lexington Lounge. Officers located the suspect, who was later identified as Jonathan Mclain Barnes, age 24, of Callaway. Deputies also recovered a hat, mask, and handgun (not loaded) near the suspect in the woods.
Jonathan Mclain Barnes, age 24, of Callaway.
The officers made contact with bouncers of the Lexington Lounge who advised the suspect was walking outside the business in a suspicious manner. The bouncers asked everyone to enter the business to avoid the suspect. The suspect then approached the bouncers, produced a handgun, and held it to the throat of one of the bouncers while making threatening statements. The suspect lowered the gun and then fled across the street to a woodline behind a local business, where the bouncers kept an eye on him until officers arrived.
Barnes was taken into custody without incident and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Two Counts of First Degree Assault, Two Counts of Second Degree Assault, Handgun on Person, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence, Possession of a Regulated Firearm after Being a Person Convicted of a Disqualifying Crime, Possession of a Regulated Firearm after Being a Person Convicted of a Crime of Violence.
Barnes has been remanded to the Detention Center and is being held on a $250,000 bond.
Results of Increased Presence at Myrtle Point Park
On July 8, between the hours of 3 p.m. and 1 a.m., deputies conducted an operation at Myrtle Point Park, 24054 Patuxent Boulevard, in California. These proactive actions were in response to reports of criminal activity at the park and violations of park guidelines, received through the St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks.
Deputies observed numerous violations and the following individuals were issued citations during the operation:
• Ryan Alexander Walls, age 21, of California, criminal citation for consuming alcoholic beverages on public property
• Rion O'Neil Brooks, age 24, of Mechanicsville, criminal citation for consuming alcoholic beverages on public property
• Alphonso Warren Brooks, age 21, of Mechanicsville, civil citation for possessing marijuana less than 10 grams
• Brett Ladislaus Dvorak, age 19, of California, adult civil citation for possessing alcohol under 21 years of age
• Juvenile civil citation for possessing alcohol under 21 years of age
• Nicholas Anthony Morris, age 19 of Leonardtown, adult civil citation for possessing alcohol under 21 years of age
During the evening hours, deputies conducted speed enforcement on Patuxent Boulevard issuing six citations and 14 written warnings. Officers also stopped sixteen motor vehicles at the front gate of Myrtle Point Park, who had the intention of entering the park after closing hours to fish.
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks, extends appreciation to visitors for their cooperation during enforcement and education operations. They also remind citizens to call the Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at 301-475-8008, to report suspicious activity.
Incident Briefs 7/12/2016
ASSAULT: Unknown suspect(s) fired rounds at a residence in the 22000 block of Oakley Road in Avenue. The case is being investigated by Deputy J. Kerns. CASE# 35826-16
BURGLARY: A backpack was found in a trashcan near the fuel pumps at the Sheetz on Old Great Mills Road. The items inside the bag were returned to the owner. The investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) entered a victim's residence and stole the backpack in the 44000 block of Boxwood Drive in Callaway. The case is being investigated by Deputy K. Molitor. CASE# 35930-16
Incident Briefs 7/15/2016
BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into a church in the 22000 block of Benswood Drive in California. Corporal J. Vezzosi is investigating the case. CASE# 36441-16
BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property in the 28000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. Deputy M. McCuen is investigating the case. CASE# 36443-16
Incident Briefs 7/19/2016
7/16/2016 BURGLARY: On 7/15/2016, unknown suspect(s) entered a garage and stole property in the 45000 block of Buttercup Lane in Great Mills. Deputy First Class T. Teague is investigating the case. CASE# 36666-16
7/16/2016 BURGLARY: Between 7/15/2016 and 7/16/2016, unknown suspect(s) entered ransacked a residence in the 21000 block of Jettison Court in Lexington Park. There were no signs of forced entry, and Deputy J. Bare is investigating the case. CASE# 36579-16
7-16-2016 COUNTERFEIT COMPLAINT: Deputy McClure responded to WaWa for a counterfeit complaint. A counterfeit $5 bill was recovered. The case remains under investigation. CASE# 36744-16
7-16-2016 VANDALISM: A realtor's lock was cut from the door of a vacant residence in the 42000 block of Ridge Road in Ridge. Corporal L. Johnson is investigating the case. CASE# 36847-16
7-17-2016 BREAKING AND ENTERING TO A MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s() entered a motor vehicle and stole property in the 45000 block of Settlers Lane in California. Deputy D. McClure is investigating the case. CASE# 33498-16
7-18-2016 ROBBERY: Unknown suspect(s) knocked a victim to the ground and demanded money. The victim fell to the ground, and the suspects stole the victim's wallet and necklace, then fled the scene. Corporal J. Sommerville. CASE# 37050-16
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