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

04/12/19- While sitting stationary at a traffic signal in the 30000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, Dep. Wynnyk observed a vehicle drive through the median, and strike another vehicle sitting stationary at a traffic signal. The striking vehicle then attempted to flee the scene. Deputy Wynnyk and DFC. D. Smith pursued and stopped the vehicle; the operator was identified as Christopher Dale Nuttter, age 35 of Waldorf. Nutter was found to have a bottle of Alprazolam in his vehicle. Nutter was charged with Driving While Impaired by Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Driving While So Impaired by Drug(s) and Alcohol Incapable of Driving Safely. CASE# 21526-19

Christopher Dale Nutter

04/14/19-  Dep. Schell responded to the 23000 block of Three Notch Road in California, for the reported single vehicle accident.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as Paul Burks Jr., age 35 of Lexington Park.  It was determined Burks was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  Burks was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol.  CASE# 21783-19 (No Photograph Available)


04/14/19- Dep. Hersh responded to the 26000 block of Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported single vehicle accident. The operator of the vehicle, Devin Christopher Gallahan, age 24 of Mechanicsville, was found to be operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Gallahan was charged with Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol and Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol. CASE# 21804-19

Devin Christopher Gallahan

Criminal Citations:

04/14/19- Rick Lee Hawkins, age 52 of Leonardtown, was charged with Theft via a Criminal Citation by Dep. Rycyzyn, after stealing items from the Mckays Foodland located in Leonardtown. CASE# 18042-19

Rick Lee Hawkins

04/14/19-  Eric Ramon Holt, age 49 of Mechanicsville, was charged with Theft via a Criminal Citation by Dep. Rycyzyn, after stealing items from the Mckays Foodland located in Leonardtown.  CASE# 18047-19

Eric Ramon Holt 

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