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

Drug Arrest-  On June 7, 2019, a search warrant was served by members of the Vice Narcotics Unit in the 45600 block of Buckshot Way in Lexington Park.  Cassandra NMN Bechas, age 57 of Lexington Park, was located at the residence.  Bechas was arrested on an outstanding warrant for three counts of Violation of Probation/Possession of CDS-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia.   

Cassandra NMN Bechas

In Bechas’ room was a quantity of suspected cocaine, suspected Oxycodone residue, and Tramadol pills.  Bechas was charged with two counts of CDS: Possess-Not Marijuana and two counts of CDS: Possess-Paraphernalia.  Arrest handled by DFC. McClure.  CASE# 32990-19


Assault-  On June 8, 2019, Dep. Raley responded to the 20800 block of Harlequin Lane in Callaway for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Robert Miquel Huici, age 32 of Callaway, assaulted the victim by pushing the victim down, slapping the victim, and forcibly removing jewelry from the victim. 

Robert Miquel Huici

Huici was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. CASE# 33154-19


Drug Arrest/DUI-  On June 9, 2019, Dep. Westphal responded to the 25000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown for the reported traffic complaint.  Upon arrival Dep. Westphal located a vehicle which had struck a curb and was disabled. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Garrett Michael Wallace, age 22 of Leonardtown.  Wallace was determined to be operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  Wallace was charged with Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol.  After Wallace’s arrest, he was found to have two small baggies containing suspected cocaine on his person.  Wallace was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.  CASE# 33278-19 (No Photograph Available)


Assault-  On June 9, 2019, Dep. Raley responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the reported fight between two inmates. 

Willard Douglas Bright

Investigation determined Willard Douglas Bright, age 54 of Leonardtown, and John Devonte Gale, age 24 of Leonardtown, assaulted each other during an altercation at the facility. 

John Devonte Gale

Bright and Gale were both charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 33314-19


Drug Arrest/Unauthorized Removal of Vehicle-  On June 10, 2019, Dep. Luffey responded to the 26800 block of Tin Top School Road for the reported unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Investigation determined Jodi Lynn Deese, age 33 of Mechanicsville, removed the victim’s vehicle without permission, and then refused to return the vehicle after being told to do so. 

Jodi Lynn Deese

Dep. Luffey located Deese operating the vehicle in the Mechanicsville area.  Deese was arrested and charged with Unauthorized Removal of Motor Vehicle.  Located on Deese’s person after arrest was a CDS smoking device.  Deese was also charged with CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia.  CASE# 33646-19


Motor Vehicle Theft-  On June 10, 2019, DFC. Nauman responded to the 23900 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the reported vehicle theft.  Investigation determined Anthony Stephen Garrow, age 23 with no fixed address, was observed by the complainant taking a company vehicle.  Garrow was a former employee, and did not have permission to utilize the vehicle. 

Anthony Stephen Garrow

DFC. Nauman located Garrow when he attempted to return the vehicle.  Garrow was placed under arrest and charged with Theft-Motor Vehicle.  Once at the detention center, Garrow removed a CDS smoking device from inside of his pants.  Further search revealed a plastic baggie containing suspected cocaine hidden on Garrow’s person.  Garrow was charged with Possess Contraband in Place of Confinement, CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possess-Paraphernalia.  CASE# 33571-19

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