The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Marquet Darrall Thompson, age 19, with no fixed address. On February 25, 2018, Deputy M. Beyer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Pegg Road and Midway Drive, in Lexington Park. Thompson, who was the operator of the vehicle, fled the traffic stop in his vehicle, as officers approached the car. Dep. Beyer and Corporal Potter followed Thompson into a parking lot on Gloucester Court in Lexington Park.
Thompson appeared to be backing his vehicle into a parking space; Dep. Beyer exited his marked patrol car, at which time Thompson accelerated towards Dep. Beyer. Dep. Beyer was able to move out of the way before being struck; Thompson then rammed Dep. Beyer’s police vehicle. Thompson then accelerated again, and purposely struck Cpl. Potter’s police vehicle, while still occupied by Cpl. Potter. Thompson’s vehicle was located abandoned a short distance away. Neither, Cpl. Potter or Dep. Beyer sustained injuries as a result of this incident. Thompson was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Burglary 2nd Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property, and Theft at the time of the traffic stop. Thompson is now wanted on the following additional charges:
- Assault 1st Degree (2 counts)
- Assault 2nd Degree (2 counts)
- Eluding Uniformed Police by Failing to Stop
- Eluding Uniformed Police by Fleeing on Foot
- Failure to Stop After Attended Property Damage Accident
- Failure to Return to and Remain at the Scene of a Property Damage Accident
- Driving Without a License
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Marquet Darrall Thompson is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (301) 475-8008; citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text their tip to “TIP239” and their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.