St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April, 2013)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

TRAFFIC ALERT - ROAD CLOSURES: On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Hospice of St. Mary's will host its 18th Annual Run and Fun Walk in Leonardtown, Maryland. This annual event attracts huge supporters. Portions of Maryland Route 5 and Maryland Route 245 in Leonardtown, Maryland will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. during the event. Please expect traffic delays and plan accordingly. For more information regarding the Hospice of St. Mary's and the Run and Fun Walk visit their website at

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On April 4, 2013 deputies responded to a suspicious person call on Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Upon arrival deputies discovered Thomas Ray Boarman, 24 of Mechanicsville, Maryland removing items from a fire damaged structure. A wanted check of Boarman revealed an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in District Court (original charge - leaving the scene of a property damage accident). A search of Boarman's person revealed he was in possession of Suboxone, a controlled dangerous substance. The Suboxone was contained in a pill bottle without a prescription label. Boarman was served with the warrant and additionally charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, HINDERING: On April 4, 2013 deputies responded to an apartment on Liberty Street in Lexington Park, Maryland for a disturbance. Upon arrival deputies heard a male and a female, later identified as Daniel Stephen Kraus, 26 of Lexington Park, Maryland and Nicole Marie Grannis, 31 of Lexington Park, Maryland, arguing and the sound of items breaking inside of the apartment. Concerned there may be an assault in progress deputies knocked on the door an announced their presence. Both Kraus and Grannis refused to open the door and allow the deputies to enter thus hindering their investigation. After several attempts to gain entry Kraus finally opened the door. The investigation revealed Kraus and Grannis had been involved in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault. Grannis had signs of injury on her arms. This was the second time deputies had been called to the residence for a disturbance within 24 hours. In both incidents Kraus and Grannis initially refused to open the door so the officers could investigate the disturbances. Kraus was charged with second degree assault, obstruction and hindering. Grannis was charged with obstruction and hindering.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 6, 2013 deputies responded to a hotel in California, Maryland for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Lorenzo nmn Bishop, 46 of Clinton, Maryland was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Bishop struck the victim in the head with the hotel telephone. As a result of the assault, the victim had visible signs of injury and the telephone was broken. Bishop fled the hotel with the victim's car keys prior to the deputy's arrival but returned a short time later. Bishop was arrested and charged with second degree assault, destruction of property and theft. In addition Bishop had an open bench warrant for failing to appear in a Baltimore County District Court (original charge - operating an uninsured motor vehicle).

BURGLARY, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 6, 2013 deputies responded to Lexwood Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland for a burglary. Investigation revealed Gerald Anthony Knott, 41 of Lexington Park, Maryland was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim outside of her residence. Knott pushed the victim through her front door, which was ajar, and into her apartment. Knott then entered the apartment without permission. Neighbors, hearing the disturbance, responded and escorted Knott out of the apartment. As Knott was being escorted out, he struck one of the neighbors in the chest. Knott was arrested and charged with burglary and second degree assault.

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: 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 . 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 .

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