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

Resisting Arrest/Theft-  On February 17, 2019, Dep. Edwards responded to the Walmart store located on Miramar Way in California, for the reported customer causing a disturbance.  Upon arrival it was determined Breanna Michelle Randall, age 29 of Great Mills, was observed removing items from their packaging and then placing the items into her backpack.  Randall was then observed in the electronics section taking a cellphone out of a sealed package, after being told by employees not to remove the phone from the package. 

Breanna Michelle Randall

Employees took the phone from Randall, at which time she began causing a disturbance in the store.  Randall proceeded to the checkout area, grabbed a beverage from the cooler, and then proceeded past all points of sale, without purchasing the beverage or items in her backpack.  Randall then proceeded outside where she began causing a scene and yelling at customers. 

When Dep. Edwards made contact with Randall she continued her disruptive behavior and refused to cease her actions when ordered to do so by Dep. Edwards.  Randall was placed under arrest; once in the patrol vehicle Randall began kicking the vehicle.  Discovered in Randall’s backpack were several cosmetic items and fake nails which had not been purchased. Randall was charged with Resisting Arrest, Theft, Disorderly Conduct, and Malicious Destruction of Property.  CASE# 10085-19


Drug Arrest-  On February 18, 2019, Cpl. Stone conducted a premise check in the parking lot of Big Dog’s Paradise, located in Mechanicsville.  Cpl. Stone located a suspicious vehicle and made contact with the occupants.  The passenger later identified as Gregory Troy Taylor, age 32 of Great Mills, was observed attempting to conceal something in the vehicle, as well as he was observed consuming alcohol in the vehicle. 

Gregory Troy Taylor

Taylor attempted to discard folded paper in the parking lot, and it was discovered the paper contained a baggie with suspected cocaine; Taylor was arrested and charged with CDS: Possess- Not Marijuana, CDS: Possess-Paraphernalia, and Consume Alcoholic Beverage in Public.  CASE# 10155-19


Assault/Resisting Arrest-  On February 18, 2019, DFC. McClure responded to the 48400 block of Heritage Hill Lane in St. Inigoes for the reported assault.  Investigation determined David Richard Speakman, age 24 of St. Inigoes, assaulted the victim by punching the victim repeatedly in the back, kicking, and strangling the victim.  Visible signs of injury were observed on the victim, and Speakman was arrested. 

David Richard Speakman

While being taken into custody, Speakman resisted, and tried to flee from officers while in handcuffs.  Speakman was charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Resist/Interfere with Arrest, and Escape 2nd Degree.  CASE# 10222-19


Drug Arrest/Theft-  On February 18, 2019, DFC. Muschette responded to the 45200 block of Coledorall Court in California, for the reported suspicious vehicle.  DFC. Muschette located a vehicle blocking a driveway, with the driver asleep in the vehicle; also visible in the vehicle cup holder was a plastic baggie containing a white substance, (suspected cocaine).

Anthony Edward Small 

The operator of the vehicle was identified to be Anthony Edward Small, age 19 of California.  A check of the vehicle indicated it was reported stolen out of Prince George’s County.  Small was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Theft.  CASE# 10216-19

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...