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

Assault/Possess Contraband-  On March 17, 2019, Dep. Fretwell responded to the 26700 block of Stone Corner Lane in Mechanicsville for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Darrell Timothy Coombs, age 52 of Mechanicsville, assaulted the victim by grabbing the victim around the neck and throwing the victim to the floor.  Coombs then climbed on top of the victim and began strangling the victim. 

Darrell Timothy Coombs

The victim displayed visible signs of injury and Coombs was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  Upon arrival at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center, a small plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance was located in Coombs’ wallet.  Coombs was also charged with Possess: Contraband-Place of Confinement.  CASE# 16163-19


Assault-  On March 18, 2019, Cpl. Kirkner responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Facility for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Casey Michael Shores, age 26 with no fixed address, assaulted a fellow inmate during an argument. 

Casey Michael Shores

Shores punched and kicked the victim and knocked the victim to the ground. Shores was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 16344-19


Assault-  On March 18, 2019, DFC. Muschette responded to the 21400 block of Manon Way in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Lashanda Arlene Watlington, age 27 of Lexington Park, slapped the victim numerous times in the face during an argument.  The victim displayed signs of injury from the assault.  Watlington was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 16340-19 (No Photograph Available)


Assault-  On March 19, 2019, Cpl. Pesante responded to the 38000 block of Stockett Run Lane in Mechanicsville for the reported assault. Investigation determined James Richard Goddard Jr., age 39 with no fixed address, came to the victim’s residence uninvited and forced his way into the residence.  Once inside Goddard assaulted the victim by placing his hands on the victim’s neck, and throwing a can at the victim, striking the victim.  Goddard left the residence, only to come back, and once again forced his way into the residence, damaging the door. 

James Richard Goddard Jr.

Goddard fled the residence upon being advised law enforcement was en-route.  Goddard was located nearby and placed under arrest and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Burglary 4th Degree, and Malicious Destruction of Property.  CASE# 16566-19


Drug Arrest-  On March 19, 2019, deputies responded to the 28000 block of Point Lookout Road, in Mechanicsville, for the reported individuals inside a vehicle using CDS.  Upon arrival deputies observed James Mathew Dotson, age 31 of Mechanicsville, injecting a female in the vehicle with suspected heroin.  In Dotson’s lap was another syringe containing suspected heroin. 

Lauren Ashley Ricci 
James Mathew Dotson

A search of the vehicle yielded numerous used and unused syringes, some containing suspected heroin, jewelers bags containing suspected heroin, and a clear capsule containing suspected heroin.  Dotson and the female in the vehicle, Lauren Ashley Ricci, age 28 of Mechanicsville, were both arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession- Paraphernalia by Dep. Payne# 320.  CASE# 16610-19


Assault-  On March 19, 2019, Dep. Edwards responded to the 45700 block of Nicholas Court in Great Mills, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Dawayne Anthony Harvell, age 25 of Great Mills, was arguing with the victim when Harvell began to chase the victim around the residence with a knife. 

Dawayne Anthony Haarvell

Harvell was arrested and charged with Assault 1st and 2nd Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property.  CASE# 16614-19


Assault-  On March 20, 2019, Dep. Bowling responded to the 44500 block of Watson Lane in Leonardtown, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Mandy Lee Echoff, age 38 of Leonardtown, struck the victim in the head, and also bit the victim’s hand while the parties were arguing. 

Mandy Lee Echoff

Visible injury was observed to the victim and Echoff was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 16687-19


Assault-  On March 20, 2019, Dep. Edelen responded to the 18400 block of Point Lookout Road in Park Hall, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Mark Albert Fenwick, age 27 of Park Hall, assaulted the victim by strangling the victim during an argument. 

Mark Albert Fenwick

Visible injury was observed to the victim and Fenwick was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 16706-19


Drug Arrest-  On March 22, 2019, Dep. Burgess responded to the 20200 block of Point Lookout Road in Great Mills, for the report of a wanted individual.  James Mark Kimble, age 33 of Great Mills, was wanted for two counts of Escape 2nd Degree-Condition of Release.  Kimble was located and taken into custody. 

James Mark Kimble 

At that time a search was done prior to transport and Kimble was found to have suspected Suboxone inside his shorts pocket, in a rolled up piece of plastic.  Kimble was charged with CDS: Possess-Not Marijuana and served his outstanding warrants for Escape.  CASE# 17305-19

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