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

Disorderly Conduct:  On May 10, 2019, Cpl. Handy responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills road in Lexington Park for the reported disturbance.  The victim advised two individuals were in the area banging on the business windows and harassing customers for money.  Upon arrival, Justin Antoine Parker, age 29 of Great Mills, was observed on scene creating a disturbance. 

Justin Antoine Parker 

Parker was told multiple times to vacate the area, however he continued to scream and cause a disturbance.  Parker was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct.  CASE# 27341-19


Drug Arrest/DUI-  On May 11, 2019, Dep. Wimberly responded to the 39800 block of Big Chestnut Road in Clements for the reported suspicious vehicle.  Upon arrival contact was made with the vehicle operator David Patrick Nickerson, age 18 of Leonardtown. Located in Nickerson’s vehicle was a grinder with marijuana residue, suspected Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) wax, and a CDS smoking device.

David Patrick Nickerson 

Nickerson displayed signs of impairment was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Attempting to Drive While Impaired by Controlled Dangerous Substances.  CASE# 27533-19


Assault/False Imprisonment–  On May 11, 2019, Dep. Rycyzyn responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported barricade.  Contact was made with the victim who advised Matthew Joseph Hatcher, age 33 of Mechanicsville, assaulted her and then barricaded the hotel room door not allowing her to leave.  Hatcher also broke the victim’s cellphone. 

Matthew Joseph Hatcher 

Rycyzyn observed the furniture in the room moved to barricade the door, and the victim’s broken phone.  Hatcher was arrested and charged with False Imprisonment, Assault 2nd Degree, and Malicious Destruction of Property.  CASE# 27368-19


Home Invasion/Burglary-  On May 12, 2019, Dep. Fenwick responded to the 45900 block of Great Mills Court in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance.  Investigation determined Keith Sebastian Brown, age 29 of Lexington Park, shattered the victim’s window, and damaged window blinds trying to force his way into the residence.  Brown ultimately pushed the victim out of the way and entered the residence through the front door, and began to actively assault the second victim. 

Keith Sebastian Brown 

Brown punched and strangled the second victim, and was on scene assaulting the victim when officers arrived.  Brown was arrested and charged with Home Invasion, Burglary 3rd Degree, two counts of Assault 2nd Degree, and Malicious Destruction of Property.  CASE# 27688-19


Assault 1st & 2nd Degree-  On May 13, 2019, Dep. Graves responded to the 21600 block of Atalanta Street in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance.  Investigation determined Ronald Eugene Townsend, age 55 of Lexington Park, was upset with the victim, and retrieved a knife. 

Ronald Eugene Townsend 

Townsend then made several threatening gestures with the knife towards the victim, causing the victim to flee the residence.  Townsend was arrested and charged with Assault First & Second Degree.  CASE# 27811-19


Drug Arrest/Rouge and Vagabond-  On May 13, 2019, Dep. T. Snyder responded to the 21600 block of Hancock Road in Lexington Park, for the reported individual staggering the roadway, that was almost struck by a vehicle.  Upon arrival, the individual, later identified as Keith Randall Nelson, age 45 with no fixed address, was located sitting in a vehicle.  The owner of the vehicle was contacted advised Nelson did not have the victim’s permission to be inside the vehicle. 

Keith Randall Nelson 

Nelson was removed from the vehicle, and proceeded to assault another officer on scene by kicking the officer in the hand.  Located on Nelson’s person was a pill bottle containing a suspected amphetamine pill, and a plastic baggie containing suspected cocaine was located in the vehicle where Nelson was sitting.  Nelson was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree,  two counts of CDS: Possess-Not Marijuana, and Rouge and Vagabond.  CASE# 27790-19

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