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

Indecent Exposure-  On February 1, 2019, Dep. Shelko responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center located in Leonardtown, for the reported indecent exposure. 

Devin Eric Webb

The victim advised fellow inmate Devin Eric Webb, age 31 of Leonardtown, has been repeatedly and intentionally exposing himself to the victim.  Webb was charged with Indecent Exposure.  CASE# 6655-19

Assault-  On February 2, 2019, DFC. D. Smith made contact with the victim who advised of an assault which had occurred in the 30100 block of Huntt Road in Mechanicsville. 

Thomas Justin Flora 

Investigation determined Thomas Justin Flora, age 41 of Mechanicsville, assaulted the victim by striking the victim in the face, causing a black eye and laceration to the victim’s lip.  Flora was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 6764-19

Assault-  On February 2, 2019, Cpl. Corcoran responded to the 20600 block of David Way in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Francis Elizabeth Barnes, age 62 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by throwing a metal bucket at the victim, which struck the victim in the face causing injury. 

Francis Elizabeth Barnes 

Barnes also threw hot wax onto the victim’s couch, damaging the furniture. A second victim intervened to keep Barnes from committing further assaults, however Barnes assaulted the second victim, causing injury to the victim’s arm.  Barnes was arrested and charged with two counts of Assault 2nd Degree and two counts of Property Destruction.  CASE# 6838-19

CDS Arrest-  On February 3, 2019, Dep. Budd responded to the Three Notch Trail, located behind  the 45000 block of Miramar Way in California, in reference to a check the welfare request. 

Shenandoah Dornell Benton 

Upon arriving in the area, Shenandoah Dornell Benton, age 42 with no fixed address, was located sitting on the trail with several cans of compressed air.  Dep. Budd then observed Benton place the tip of one of the cans into her mouth and inhale the substance.  Benton was arrested and charged with CDS-Inhale Substance.  CASE# 7031-19

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