News Release, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

On April 22nd, 2019 Deputy Aranda along with other deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Lake Lariat located in Lusby, MD. As Deputy Aranda approached the vehicle, he could see a bag of marijuana laying in the cup holder, and as the windows rolled down he immediately noticed the smell of burnt marijuana emanating within the vehicle. The driver, identified as Bryan Maurice Robinson (49), informed Deputy Aranda that his license may be suspended which it was discovered to be suspended 3 times. The driver and passenger were instructed to exit the vehicle so a search could be conducted.

Bryan Maurice Robinson

Robinson fled which resulted in a quick chase until Dfc. Spalding was able to apprehend him. Deputy Freeland witnessed Robinson throw an object during the chase and was recovered by Sgt. Shrawder and his K9 partner, Maximus. Maximus alerted on an orange pill bottle with suspected crack cocaine rocks inside. Dfc. Spalding then conducted a search incident to arrest on Robinson where he located a roach containing suspected marijuana as well as $356 in U.S. currency. Robinson was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession- not marijuana, CDS Distribute Narcotics, person driving motor vehicle on suspended license and privilege, and attempt by driver to elude police in official police vehicle by fleeing on foot.


On April 22nd, 2019 Deputy Grierson responded to Calvert Towne Road in Prince Frederick for a check welfare. The caller advised there was a naked white female with blonde hair sitting next to a bonfire in the backyard. Deputy Grierson arrived on scene and made contact with Leigh Anne Bauer (33), who matched the description but was fully clothed. After an unsuccessful attempt to make contact with the home owner(s), Bauer was advised to keep her clothes on and Deputy Grierson cleared the scene.

Leigh Anne Bauer

Approximately one hour later, Deputy Grierson responded back to the home on Calvert Towne Road after Cpl. Kreps advised he was able to make contact with one of homeowners, who was at work. The homeowner(s) stated that Bauer did not have permission to be on the property nor inside the residence. Bauer was placed in handcuffs and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where she was charged with Burglary First Degree, Trespass: Private Property, and Theft $100 to under $1,500.


On April 23rd, 2019 Corporal Wilson responded to the AutoZone in Lusby for the report of a trespassing complaint. The suspect,Gary Edward Jackson (50), had an active trespass warning until May 2019. Deputy Shrawder and Deputy Mason told Jackson to vacate the premises, which he eventually complied. As Jackson was walking away, he yelled and cursed at the deputies. 

Gary Edward Jackson

As Corporal Wilson was leaving the scene he was waved down by Jackson who stated he left his cell phone in AutoZone. The employees in AutoZone could not locate a cell phone, and Jackson was informed that he could no longer be helped. Jackson then became irate and started yelling profanities and causing a scene, therefore, he was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center.


On April 24th, 2019 Deputy Bowlan initiated a traffic stop in the area of Dowell Road and South Solomons Island Road in Lusby. The driver, who was later identified as Dashawn James Lee Lawson (24), was revealed to have an open warrant through the Maryland State Police for Violation of Probation. As Deputy Bowlan made contact with all occupants of the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of fresh marijuana emanating within the vehicle.

Dashawn James Lee Lawson

All occupants were asked to step out of the vehicle, and Lawson was immediately detained and searched. During a search of the vehicle, Deputy Bowlan located a backpack containing two mason jars of suspected marijuana, a prescription bottle containing several burnt marijuana cigarettes, a marijuana cigarette between the passenger seat and the front door jam, as well as a clear cut straw with white powder residue. Lawson took responsibility for the suspected drugs and paraphernalia. Lawson was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was served with his VOP warrant and charged with CDS: Possession not marijuana, CDS: Possession Marijuana 10 grams or more, CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.


On April 24th, 2019 Dfc. Gott responded to Pine Boulevard in Lusby for the report of a trespasser. Upon arrival, Dfc. Gott met with the complainant who advised the suspect, Devon Michael Lanham (19), was asked to leave numerous times but refused to comply. Lanham was then found by Deputy Gott, inside a vehicle that was parked in the driveway on the property.  

Devon Michael Lanham

The complainant advised they did not give Lanham permission to enter the vehicle to sleep and they wanted him to leave. Dfc. Gott placed Lanham under arrest for trespassing and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center.


On April 25th, 2019 Dfc. Fox responded to Traders Seafood Steak and Ale located in Chesapeake Beach for the report of an accident. The complainant advised their vehicle had been struck by the person parked next to them causing a dent on the rear passenger side. Brian Allen Ward (48) was the driver of the suspected vehicle and visible damage was apparent on the front fender of his car.

Brian Allen Ward

Ward has a suspended license and was unable to provide any insurance information. Observed in Ward’s vehicle was a burnt spoon with white residue and a prescription pill bottle with (6) suspected Oxycodone Hydrochlorides, (15) suspected Methadone Hydrochlorides and (1) suspected Morphine Sulphate pill. Ward was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with 3 counts of CDS: Possession not marijuana and CDS: possession paraphernalia.


On April 26th, 2019 Deputy Mason responded to Olympia Sports in Prince Frederick for the report of a theft from Olympia Sports in Dunkirk. Deputy Mason located a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle sitting in the parking lot of Olympia and Family Dollar. Deputy Mason made contact with the occupant, Anjanica Taylor (21), who matched the exact description from the theft at Olympia in Dunkirk.

Anjanica Taylor

Taylor was placed in handcuffs and put into Deputy Mason’s patrol vehicle while he looked for the second suspect. At this time, a call came in for a person hiding out at the UPS store located a few doors down. The suspect initially refused to identify herself but was later identified as Majorie Laquita Bandy (25). Dfc. Boerum informed Deputy Mason he was able to see in plain view, the stolen articles from the Dunkirk Olympia, in the back seat of their vehicle.

Majorie Laquita Bandy

Bandy and Taylor were both placed under arrest for the theft at the Dunkirk Olympia. Bandy became disorderly during the investigation which caused a hindrance for Deputy Mason. Bandy and Taylor were transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where they were charged with theft scheme $100 to $1,500 and theft under $1500. Additionally Bandy was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing and hindering.

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