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

Leonardtown, MD- On January 22, 2019, at approximately 9:18 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were in the 45500 block of Coronado Drive in Great Mills, actively searching for a burglary suspect. Corporal Brandon Foor observed a vehicle with a passenger that resembled the individual being sought.  

Cpl. Foor made contact with the passenger later determined to be Davian Marquess Curtis, age 20 of Lexington Park. Curtis was found to have a loaded handgun in his jacket pocket, and a quantity of marijuana was discovered on Curtis’ person.  Also recovered from Curtis’ jacket was a digital scale and U.S. currency.  

A check of the handgun’s serial number revealed it to have been reported stolen in North Carolina.  Ultimately, Curtis was deemed not to be the suspect initially sought, however Curtis was arrested and charged with the following:

  • CDS: Possession W/Intent to Distribute
  • CDS: Possession- Paraphernalia
  • CDS: Possession- Marijuana 10 Gram+
  • Regulated Firearm: Stolen/Sell
  • Handgun in Vehicle
  • Loaded Handgun in Vehicle
  • Possession of Firearm/Minor-Under 21
  • Handgun on Person
  • Loaded Handgun on Person
  • Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime
Davian Marquess Curtis, age 20 of Lexington Park

Curtis is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Mugshots and alleged criminal act descriptions furnished by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

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