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

Burglary/Theft-  On April 11, 2019, Det. Schultz made contact with James Michael Russell, age 34 with no fixed address, and charged him with Burglary and Theft.  In February deputies responded to the 30400 block of Potomac Way in Charlotte Hall, for the reported burglary to some mini storage units.

James Michael Russell

Numerous items were taken from the storage units, and through the course of the investigation, Russell was developed as a suspect. After  Russell’s arrest, numerous items that had been reported stolen were recovered.  CASE# 9149-19


Violation of Protective Order-On April 11, 2019, Dep. Edelen responded to the 21800 block of Tulagi Place in Lexington Park, for the reported violation of protective order.  Investigation determined Cornelius NMN Fenwick, age 41 with no fixed address, contacted the victim in violation of an active court order prohibiting him from doing so. 

Corneilus NMN Fenwick

Fenwick was arrested and charged with Violate Protective Order.  CASE# 21293-19


Stalking-  On April 12, 2019, Dep. Edelen, responded to the 21500 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance.  Investigation revealed Jamar Marcus Young, age 32 of Lexington Park, came to the victim’s place of employment and began causing a disturbance and threatening the victim. 

Jamar Marcus Young

The victim was escorted home from work, and Young was discovered hiding outside the victim’s residence by deputies. Young continued to cause a disturbance outside the victim’s residence and yelled and harassed the victim in the presence of deputies on scene.  Young was placed under arrest and charged with Harass: Course of Conduct, Stalking, Disorderly Conduct, and Disturbing the Peace: Hindering Passage.  CASE# 21323-19


Theft/Drug Arrest-  On April 12, 2019, Joseph Dale Thomas, age 60 of Lusby, was observed in the area of 44900 Worth Avenue in California.  Thomas had an active warrant for the charge of Escape.  Thomas was then observed entering a store, and removing an item from its packaging in an attempt to steal the item. 

Joseph Dale Thomas

When confronted, Thomas attempted to flee.  Thomas was apprehended and when placed under arrest, two metal suspected CDS smoking devices were located on Thomas, as well as a baggie containing suspected cocaine. Thomas was arrested and charged with the outstanding warrant for Escape, Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana, and Theft by Cpl. Worrey# 152.  CASE# 21501-19


Assault-  On April 13, 2019, Dep. Fretwell responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the reported fight.  Investigation determined Trevis Lemar Butler, age 37 of Mechanicsville, spit on the victim, and punched the victim repeatedly. 

Trevis Lemar Butler

Butler was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 21732-19


Assault-  On April 13, 2019, Dep. Fretwell responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the reported fight.  Investigation determined Antonio George Queen, age 24 of Lusby, approached the victim, and attempted to punch the victim several times prior to the incident being broken up by detention center staff. 

Antonio George Queen

Queen was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 21732-19


Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft/Disorderly/Hindering-  On April 14, 2019, numerous deputies responded to the 21900 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported large, disorderly crowd. 

Markia Shenelle Hebb

Upon arrival Markia Shenelle Hebb, age 21 of La Plata, was actively assaulting an individual.  Hebb was placed under arrest and charged with Affray, Disorderly Conduct, and Hindering. While arresting Hebb, Dep. Budd observed Nathaniel Willie Gantt, age 27 of Lexington Park, try to gain access to a locked police vehicle on scene by actively pulling on the passenger door handle of the marked cruiser. 

Nathaniel Willie Gantt

Gantt was arrested and charged with Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft.  As officers were trying to disperse the crowd and clear the parking lot, D’amato Maurice Butler, age 27 of Great Mills, was yelling and causing a further disturbance. 

D’amato Maurice Butler 

Butler was ordered and given multiple opportunities to stop his behavior and leave the area, however he refused to do so. Butler was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Obey Lawful Order.  CASE# 21793-19


Assault-  On April 14, 2019, Dep. Wimberly responded to the 47100 block of Trapp Road in St. Inigoes, for the reported disturbance.  Investigation determined Robert Maurice Scriber, age 46 of St. Inigoes, repeatedly assaulted the victim by punching, choking, and stomping on the victim, over the course of several days. 

Robert Maurice Scriber

Multiple injuries were observed to the victim.  Scriber was located, arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 21819-19

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