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All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Suspects mugshots, and alleged criminal act descriptions provided by the St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Assault-  On January 17, 2019, Cpl. Foor responded to the 16700 block of Three Notch Road in Ridge, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Kevin Anthony Murphy Jr., age 30 of Ridge, assaulted the victim.  Murphy and the victim were arguing when Murphy grabbed the victim and threw the victim onto the floor.  Visible injury was observed to the victim and Murphy was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 3439-19

Kevin Anthony Murphy Jr. 

Counterfeit Currency-  On January 17, 2019, Cpl. Pesante responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center located in Leonardtown, for the report of found counterfeit currency.  Investigation determined Osie Mae Shade, age 59 of Ridge, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.  Once at the detention center her belongings were inventoried and it was discovered Shade had a counterfeit $100 bill in her property.  Shade was charged with Possession of Forged Currency.  CASE# 3433-19

Osie Mae Shade 

Violation of Protective Order-  On January 18, 2019, Cpl. Ruest served a protective order in the 22500 block of Wainwright Court in California.  The respondent of the order was Phillip Edward Meagher III, age 47 of California.  After being read the order and the stipulations, such as no contact of any kind, Meagher began yelling at the victim.  Meagher was arrested and charged with Violate Protective Order.  CASE# 3633-19

Phillip Edward Meagher III

Assault-  On January 19, 2019, Cpl. Stone responded to the 21300 block of South Essex Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance.  Upon arrival Tyrell Marquice Birdine, age 18, was on top of the victim, actively assaulting the victim.  Deputies removed Birdine from the victim, at which time Birdine attempted to flee.  Birdine was advised he was under arrest; he continued to resist and try to run.  Once Birdine was placed into handcuffs, he attempted to once again flee from deputies.  Birdine began causing a further disturbance by yelling, and causing a crowd to gather. Birdine was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Resist/Interfere with Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct.  CASE# 3658-19

Tyrell Marquice Birdine

Assault-  On January 19, 2019, Cpl. Kerby made contact with the victim in the 23900 block of Old Chaptico Wharf Lane in Chaptico, reference an assault.  Investigation determined David Grant Jones, age 40 of Chaptico, assaulted the victim during an argument by pushing the victim into a wall, causing injury to the victim’s head.  Jones continued the argument, and continued to grab the victim and the victim’s clothes.  A witness intervened and attempted to get Jones off the victim.  During the struggle Jones ultimately went through a glass door.  Jones was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 3739-19

David Grant Jones 

Assault-  On January 19, 2019, Dep. Hersh responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Jahmek Iszaha Wright-Anthony, age 21 of New Jersey, assaulted the victim during in-door recreation by punching the victim several times in the face/head.  Wright-Anthony was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 3777-19

Jahmek Iszaha Wright-Anthony 

Burglary-  On January 20, 2019, DFC. Lawrence responded to the Mechanicsville Elementary School located on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville for the reported burglar alarm.  While searching the exterior of the school, a male was observed through a window asleep on a table in a classroom.  The individual was later identified as John Andrew Pankake, age 37 of  Mechanicsville.  While checking the school, numerous computer screens and other supplies had been destroyed and a case of ice cream sandwiches from the cafeteria consumed.  Pankake was charged with Burglary 2nd & 4th Degree, Theft, and Malicious Destruction of Property.  CASE# 3915-19

John Andrew Pankake 

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...