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

Assault-  On February 13, 2019, Cpl. Maloy responded to the 46100 block of Ellenbee Court in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.  Contact was made with the victim who advised Jose Manuel Murillo Ayala, age 31 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by choking and throwing the victim down in the bathroom. 

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Jose Manuel Murillo Ayala

Murillo Ayala was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 9055-19


Disorderly Conduct-  On February 13, 2019, Dep. Forinash responded to the Dollar General located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported check the welfare of a female in the restroom.   As Dep. Forinash was on scene Megan Leanne Murphy, age 25 with no fixed address, exited the restroom; at the complainant’s request, Dep. Forinash began the paperwork for a no trespass notice. 

Megan Leanne Murphy

Murphy became hostile and began cursing and making a scene in the business.  Murphy did not cease her actions when advised to do so by Dep. Forinash; Murphy was arrested and charged with Disturb the Peace/Disorderly and Fail to Obey/Reasonable Lawful Order.  CASE# 9197-19


Assault-  On February 14, 2019, DFC. Molitor responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, for a reported assault between two inmates.  Investigation determined Thomas Franklin Hill, age 44 of Mechanicsville, and Adam Silcott Roberts, age 26 of Lexington Park, assaulted each other while the parties were arguing at indoor recreation. 

Hill and Roberts were both charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 9360-19


Assault-  On February 14, 2019, Dep. Edwards responded to 45700 block of Guenther Drive in Great Mills, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Chelsie Monet Stanley, age 24 of Great Mills, assaulted the victim during an argument.  The victim advised Stanley knocked the victim to floor, sat on the victim, pulled the victim’s hair, and would not allow the victim up. 

Chelsie Monet Stanley

Dep. Edwards observed injury to the victim and Stanley was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 9406-19


Trespassing-  On February 14, 2019, DFC. Payne and Dep. T. Snyder responded to the Walmart store located on Miramar Way in California, for a reported trespassing. 

Investigation determined Wayne Darnell Somerville Jr., age 31, and Samantha Ann Somerville, age 30, both with no fixed address, were inside the store after previously being served notices not to trespass.  Both were arrested and charged with Trespass: Private Property.  CASE# 9429-19


Assault-  On February 16, 2019, Cpl. Corcoran responded to the 45400 block of Westmeath Way in Great Mills, for the reported assault.  The victim advised Nakeya Charmaine Wharton, age 25 of Great Mills, assaulted the victim during an argument by striking the victim repeatedly with her hands during the argument. 

Nakeya Charmaine Wharton 

Visible injury was observed to the victim and Wharton was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 9843-19


Threat of Arson-  On February 16, 2019, Cpl. Kerby responded to the 37900 block of Lawrence Place in Mechanicsville for the reported property destruction.  Investigation determined Derrell Charles Swann, age 32 of Mechanicsville, arrived at the victim’s property and a dispute ensued.  Swann then drove his vehicle through the victim’s fence damaging the fence.  Swann also made verbal threats to burn down the victim’s residence.  Swann was arrested and charged with Arson/Threat and Malicious Destruction of Property.  CASE# 9885-19 (No Photograph Available)

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