St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 7, 2013)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

VEHICLE COLLISION: On September 6 at approximately 8:31 a.m., members of the Patrol Division responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Harpers Corner Road in Mechanicsville for the reported motor vehicle collision. Upon arriving on the scene, deputies found a Nissan and Mitsubishi crashed in the center of the roadway. The operator of the Nissan had to be extricated from the vehicle by fire department personnel and was found to have serious life threatening injuries. The request for reconstruction was made and Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Team Members responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Christopher Naoki Liggins, 26, of Waldorf, was operating a 1995 Nissan 240SX southbound on Route 235 in the area of Harpers Corner Road. Liggins lost control of the vehicle causing it to skid across the center grass median into the northbound lanes of Route 235. Liggins vehicle entered the path of a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, being operated by Jeremy Patrick Clark, 24 of La Plata, where it was struck on the driver's side.

Liggins sustained life threatening injuries and was flown from the scene to Washington Hospital Center by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7. Clark did not complain of any injuries and signed a refusal for medical treatment on the scene.

During the course of the investigation witnesses advised that Liggins' vehicle had been involved in some sort of altercation/road rage incident with a silver Toyota pickup truck which was bearing a Maryland agricultural registration plate. The witnesses advised that the truck had cut off Liggins' vehicle just prior to him losing control and crossing the grass median. The Toyota pickup truck continued southbound on Three Notch Road and turned left on Route 6 toward Huntersville.

At this time, alcohol and drugs are not considered to be factors in the collision; however speed does appear to be a factor. Anyone who can provide further information on the Toyota Pickup or its operator, as well as any other person who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Corporal Brian Connelly #151 of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office at (301)475-4200 Ext. 9010. This crash remains under investigation.

TRAFFIC STOP, FOOT CHASE, CDS VIOLATION ON SHANGRI-LA DR.: Deputy Krum of the Lexington Park COPS Unit was patrolling the area of Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park when he conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation. He identified the driver and sole occupant as Jeffrey Neil Shade, 29, of Hollywood. When Shade was asked to exit the vehicle, he attempted to flee on foot. After a brief foot chase, Shade was apprehended. During the foot chase Shade discarded an item which was recovered and found to be a quantity of suspected Cocaine with a street value of $2,600. Shade was charged with possession of Cocaine and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

TRESPASSING AT LEX'S LAUNDROMAT ON GREAT MILLS ROAD: The COPs Unit has been checking the apartments behind Lex's Laundromat on a regular basis due to the high number of incidents there. On a routine check DFC T. Snyder observed a subject drinking alcohol in the parking lot identified as Melvin Lee Mackall, 54, of Lexington Park. Mackall had been served with a Trespass Notice 2 days earlier. He was placed under arrest and charged with Trespassing on Private Property.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT, VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER IN WESTBURY SUBDIVISION: Dep. Beishline of the Lexington Park COPs Unit responded to a reported Domestic Assault in the Westbury Subdivision and made contact with the victim who reported his girlfriend assaulted him. During the assault, the suspect also injured their child. The suspect was identified as Tiffany Rae Stiffarm, 30, of Lexington Park. It was further learned that the suspect had an active protective order forbidding her to be at the victim's residence. Stiffarm was placed under arrest by Dep. Beishline and charged with two counts of Second Degree Assault, Second Degree Child Abuse and Violating a Protective Order.

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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