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

Assault-  On March 23, 2019, Dep. Graves responded to the 25800 block of Baptist Church Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported assault. 

Jeffrey O’Ryan Klakring

Investigation determined Jeffrey O’Ryan Klakring, age 44 of Mechancisville, assaulted the victim during an argument, by grabbing the victim’s arms and hands, leaving visible injury. Klakring was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 17563-19


Drug Arrest/DUI:  On March 23, 2019, Dep. Bowling responded to the 23200 block of Colton Point Road in Clements, for the report of a vehicle operating in a dangerous manner.  Sgt. Boyer located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as Joseph Leon Dorsey, age 66 of Mechanicsville. 

Joseph Leon Dorsey

It was determined Dorsey was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  Dorsey was placed under arrest, and a straw with suspected cocaine residue was located in Dorsey’s pocket.  Dorsey was charged with  CDS: Possess-Not Marijuana, CDS: Possess-Paraphernalia, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving While Impaired.  Arrest handled by Dep. Bowling.  CASE# 17565-19


Assault/Disorderly Conduct-  On March 24, 2019, deputies attempted to disperse a crowd and break up a fight in progress in the 21000 block of Point Lookout Road in Callaway.  As Cpl. Steinbach was attempting to arrest Deyonta Terrell Gross, who was actively assaulting another individual, Alyana Marie Holland, age 22 of Leonardtown, grabbed Cpl. Steinbach’s outer vest carrier, and attempted to pull him off the subject under arrest. 

Alyana Marie Holland 

Holland began yelling and screaming profanities at Cpl. Steinbach, causing a crowd to form around officers.  Holland was then placed under arrest and charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Disorderly Conduct.  Deyonta Terrell Gross, age 25 of Lexington Park, was observed in the parking lot assaulting another individual.  Gross was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Affray. 

Deyonta Terrell Gross 

During the same incident, Joshua Deandre Reeves, age 24 of Mechanicsville, was observed kicking an individual on the ground.  Reeves was arrested and removed from the large crowd outside in the parking lot, and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Affray. 

Joshua Deandre Reeves 

No victims who were assaulted were located once the crowd dispersed, nor would anyone identify the victims who were assaulted. CASE# 17592-19


Assault-  On March 24, 2019, Dep. Sidorowicz responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Megan Noel Reid, age 32 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by grabbing the victim and scratching the victim’s neck. 

Megan Noel Reid

Reid was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 17639-19


Assault-  On March 26, 2019, Dep. Wynnyk responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Theiron Darnell Bost, age 31 of Suitland, assaulted a fellow inmate over a disagreement regarding the television.

Theiron Darnell Bost

  Bost struck the victim, as well as threw batteries at the victim, striking the victim in the chest.  Bost was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 18100-19


Assault-  On March 27, 2019, Dep. Wynnyk responded to the 37700 block of Mohawk Drive in Charlotte Hall, for a reported assault.  Investigation determined Gerald Francis Balenger Jr., age 61 of Charlotte Hall, assaulted the victim by striking the victim in the face and kicking the victim. 

Gerald Francis Balenger Jr. 

Balenger also threw a folding knife at the victim; the knife missed the victim, and became lodged in the door.  Balenger also held a wine bottle over the victim’s head, threatening to strike the victim.  Visible injury was observed to the victim, and Balenger was arrested and charged with Assault 1st and 2nd Degree.  CASE# 18127-19

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