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

UPDATE 6/21/2019: On Thursday, June 20, 2019, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives developed information that two suspects in recent shootings on Ronald Drive in Lexington Park and Mojave Drive in Great Mills and an armed robbery in Lexington Park were in possession of firearms. The suspects were approached in Lexington Park, and a foot chase ensued. One of the suspects fled to the area of St. Mary’s Square and ran through the Weis Market. Both suspects were eventually caught, and two BB guns were recovered.

The suspect vehicle in the shooting cases was located on Route 235 and a traffic stop was initiated. The vehicle refused to stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspect vehicle was then involved in a collision on Great Mills Road with other vehicles and the occupants fled. There were no reported injuries in the collision. The suspect driver of the vehicle was caught a short distance from the collision and placed into custody. The suspect vehicle was discovered to be reported stolen from Bowie.

*Vincent Lavey Harrington, 18 of Bowie, was charged with First-Degree Assault, Second-Degree Assault and Use of a Handgun in the commission of a Felony, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and numerous driving violations.

*Anthony Albern Rice Jr., 18 of Drayden, was charged with Armed Robbery, First-Degree Assault and Use of a Handgun in the commission of a Felony and related charges.

*Kyjuan Tyrese Bush, 17 of Lexington Park, was charged as an adult with Armed Robbery, First-Degree Assault, Second-Degree Assault, Theft, Use of a Handgun in the commission of a Felony, Fourth-Degree Burglary and related charges.       

Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Division, the Vice Narcotics Division, the Special Operations Division and the Patrol Division all participated in the arrests on Thursday.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is investigating two shooting incidents that occurred this week.

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 12:43 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies and the Criminal Investigations Division investigated the report of shots fired at the 21800 block of Ronald Drive in Lexington Park. While several shots were fired, there were no reported injuries.  

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 6:30 pm the Sheriff’s Office and CID investigated another report of shots fired at the 22000 block of Mojave Drive in Great Mills. Shell casings were recovered, but there were no reported injuries.

Anyone who has information on these incidents is asked to contact DFC Brian Fennessey at 301-475-4200, ext. *8103 or by email at

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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