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

Theft-  On April 1, 2019 Dep. Chase responded to the 46200 block of Lexington Village Way in Lexington Park for the reported theft.  Investigation determined Joseph Dale Thomas, age 60 of Lusby, fled the Kohl’s store with several items of clothing. 

Joseph Dale Thomas

Responding officers located Thomas in the area, and he was arrested and charged with Theft.  CASE# 19207-19


Assault-  On April 1, 2019 DFC. Molitor responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Travis Nathaniel Nelson, age 34 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by pushing the victim numerous times. 

Travis Nathaniel Nelson

Nelson was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 19279-19


Home Invasion/Firearm Arrest- On April 1, 2019, Dep. Luffey responded to the 21900 block of Stoney Brook Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported burglary involving a firearm.  Investigation determined James David Thomas II, age 50 of Lexington Park, forced entry to a neighbor’s residence, and pointed a shotgun at the victim.

James David Thomas II

Thomas then left the victim’s residence, returned to his residence, and fired the shotgun numerous times into the ceiling of his residence.  Deputies located Thomas in his vehicle, exiting his driveway.  Thomas was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree, Home Invasion, Burglary 3rd Degree and Firearm Use/Fel-Violent Crime.  CASE# 19224-19


Child Neglect-  On April 2, 2019 Cpl. Flerlage responded to the 28200 block of Three Notch Road for a reported disturbance.  Investigation determined Breauna Valencia Dixon, age 28 of Washington, D.C. was involved in an argument with the complainant.  The complainant told Dixon to make arrangements for Dixon’s four kids and herself as the complainant would no longer assist Dixon.  Dixon attempted to leave the scene and her four children without making any arrangements for their welfare. 

Breauna Valencia Dixon 

Ultimately, Child Protective Services was contacted as Dixon refused to take custody of her children, ages 8, 4, 2 and 11 months, and attempted to leave them numerous times on scene.  Dixon was placed under arrest for Neglect of Minor (4 counts).  Dixon refused to comply with arresting officers and was also charged with Resist/Interfere with Arrest. Once at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center Dixon was found to have suspected marijuana on her person.  Dixon was also charged with Possess Contraband/Place of Confinement.  CASE# 19450-19

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