Press Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Assault/Violation of Protective Order-  On December 27, 2018, Dep. Henry responded to the 24000 block of North Patuxent Beach Road in California, for the reported violation of a protective order.  Investigation determined Willard Douglas Bright, age 54 of California, assaulted the victim by pushing the victim, and grabbing the victim by the throat.  There is also a valid court order prohibiting Bright from contacting the victim by any means. Bright was located and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, and Violate Protective Order.  CASE# 70603-18

Willard Douglas Bright 

Escape-  On December 29, 2018, Dep. T. Snyder responded to the 48000 block of Sea Side View Lane in Ridge, for the reported escape.  Investigation determined Donte James Jeter-Prince, age 20 of Ridge, cut off his GPS ankle monitor, and fled the residence.  Jeter-Prince was located a short time later in the area and charged with Escape 2nd Degree.  CASE# 70835-18

Donte James Jeter-Prince 

Assault-  On December 31, 2018, DFC. Steinbach responded to the 24000 block of Long Road in Clements, for the reported disturbance.  Investigation determined Joseph Steve Seward, age 30 of Clements, assaulted the victim while the two were arguing over a cellphone.  During the argument, Seward forcibly removed the victim’s cellphone from the victim’s hand, causing injury. Seward was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 71106-18

Joseph Steve Seward 

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