Assaults, Drugs, and Theft in St. Mary’s County 6/5-6/9

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Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment

On June 5, 2013 Deputy R. Steinbach responded to the area of Point Lookout Rd., and Hilton Ridge Dr., in Great Mills, Maryland for the report of an assault.  Investigation revealed the defendant, Jerry Wayne Johnson, 39 of Leonardtown, Maryland attempted to run the victim’s vehicle off of the road with his vehicle after an earlier dispute between the parties.  Johnson was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, and Reckless Endangerment.

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Assault 2nd Degree, Destruction of Property

On June 5, 2013 deputies responded to a residence on Saint Lo Place in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Deanna Elizabeth Lynn Gearhart, 19 of Lexington Park, Maryland was involved in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault and property damage.  Gearhart struck the victim in the head knocking off the victim’s glasses.  Gearhart also bit the victim.  Gearhart was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Destruction of Property.  Deputy P. Bowen was the arresting officer.

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Assault 2nd Degree

On June 6, 2013 deputies responded to a residence on Piney Point Rd., in Callaway, Maryland for a report of a disturbance.  Investigation revealed James Thomas Lanzi, 22 of California, Maryland was involved in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Lanzi cause injury to the victim’s neck and knee.  Lanzi was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  Deputy J. Vezzosi was the arresting officer.

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Assault 2nd Degree

On June 7, 2013 Deputy D. Potter responded to a residence on Abell Drive in California, Maryland for the report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Troy Dean Lester, 47 of California, Maryland engaged in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Lester pulled the victim from her bed, causing her to fall and injuring knee.  Lester was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.

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Assault 2nd Degree

On June 7, 2013 Deputy Lance responded to a residence on Hurry Road in Chaptico, Maryland.  Investigation revealed Megan Lee Lacey, 26 of Chaptico, Maryland was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Lacey grabbed the victim’s arms and pushed the victim.  Lacey was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.

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Assault 2nd Degree

On April 24, 2013 Deputies responded to a parking lot on Fire Department Lane in California, Maryland for the report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Christie Marie Bean-Smith was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim.  The verbal dispute escalated into a physical assault when Bean-Smith slapped, punched, and kicked the victim.  During the altercation a third party attempted to diffuse the situation.  Bean-Smith slapped and bit the second victim.  Deputy B. Foor arrested Bean-Smith and charged her with two counts of Assault 2nd Degree.

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Assault 2nd Degree & Destruction of Property, Disorderly Conduct

On June 9, 2013 Deputies responded to a residence on Foxchase Drive, Lexington Park, Maryland for a reported disturbance.  Investigation revealed James NMN Price, 52 of Lexington Park, Maryland caused a disturbance at the residence when he punched the front screen door causing damage.  In addition Price slammed the door on the victim’s hand causing injury.  Price fled the residence prior to the arrival of deputies but was located a short time later in the cul de sac of Foxchase Drive.  Price was yelling as Deputy Wood approached.  Price’s yelling caused a further disturbance.  Deputy Wood instructed Price to stop yelling several times however, Price failed to comply with the Deputy’s instruction.  Price was arrested and charged with Destruction of Property, Disorderly Conduct, Assault 2nd Degree, and Intoxicated: Endangered the Safety.

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Assault 2nd Degree

On June 9, 2013 Cpl. B. Connelly, Deputy M. Phelan, and Deputy Potter responded to a disturbance call at a residence on Compass Circle in Hermanville, Maryland.  Upon arrival, Cpl. Connelly relayed to Deputy Phelan that he just observed a female subject being thrown against a third floor window to the residence and could hear her screaming.  Fearing for the victim’s safety deputies made entry into the residence. Investigation revealed Michael Lee Hurry II, 32 of Hermanville, Maryland and the victim were involved in a verbal dispute that escalated when Hurry chased the victim to the upstairs bedroom.  Hurry punched through the bedroom door, grabbed the victim and threw her onto the bed causing her to strike her knee on the bed frame.  Hurry placing his hands around the victim’s throat threw her against the bedroom window.  Hurry was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  Deputy M. Phelan was the arresting officer.

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Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance & Warrant Service

On June 6, 2013 Deputy First Class T. Snyder arrested Melissa A. Ridgell, 33 of Lusby, Maryland on a Failing to Appear, District Court warrant, original charge driving while suspended.  A search incident to the arrest lead to the discovery of suspected alprazolam, oxycodone, and additional drug paraphernalia.  Ridgell was charged additionally with four counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance – not marijuana, three counts of possession paraphernalia of a controlled dangerous substance.

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Theft, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance Paraphernalia

On June 8, 2013 Deputies responded to Wal-Mart in California, Maryland for the report of a shoplifter who had left the area in a vehicle.  Wal-Mart loss prevention provided a description of the suspect’s vehicle.  Deputy D. Potter located the suspect vehicle on St. Andrews Church Rd and identified the driver as Amanda Rae Bailey, 30 of Leonardtown, Maryland.  Investigation revealed Bailey placed several grocery items in Wal-Mart bags and attempted to leave the business without paying for the items.  Bailey was arrested for theft less than $1,000.  A search incident to arrest led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia with suspected cocaine residue.  Bailey was charged additionally with possession of a controlled dangerous substance – not marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia for a controlled dangerous substance.

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Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Driving While Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Prescription/Remove Label

On June 8, 2013 Deputy A. Cole responded to the intersection of Hatchet Thicket Road and Olen Mattingly Road in Avenue, Maryland for the report of a vehicle in the ditch.  The Emergency Communications Center relayed to responding Deputies that they had received several traffic complaints concerning a dark blue Chevrolet passenger car weaving in and out of the lane.  The Emergency Communications Center further advised the suspect vehicle was involved in a hit and run collision on River Springs Rd., in Abell, Maryland.  Deputy Cole located the suspect vehicle in the ditch and made contact with the driver, Dawn Chere Beckwith, 36, of Avenue, Maryland.  Deputy Cole observed sign of intoxication.  Beckwith was administered a Standardized Field Sobriety Test.  As a result Beckwith was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.   A consent search of Beckwith’s vehicle revealed several small blue pills, suspected Adderall.  Beckwith was not in possession of a prescription for the Adderall.  Beckwith was charged additionally possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance – Not Marijuana, Prescription/Remove Label, and Driving While Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

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