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On January 18, 2018 Deputy Hardesty responded to the Walgreen’s, Lusby for the report of a theft in progress. Upon arrival Deputy Hardesty made contact with the complainant who advised there was a male and female in the store possibly concealing items on their persons. The suspects were identified as Hannah Withem (22) of Lusby and Michael Swearingen (26) of Lusby. While Dep. Hardesty was attempting to conduct the investigation, both subjects became disorderly and were yelling profanities.

The investigation revealed both subjects had multiple items belonging to Walgreen’s concealed and were still in product packaging. Swearingen and Withem were both placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Theft: $100 to under $1,500, Theft Less Than $100, Disorderly Conduct, Fail to Obey Reasonable/Lawful order of Law Enforcement Officer.