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

On June 25, 2019, Dyante Lee Battle, 31 of Leonardtown, was arrested on warrants for Theft Scheme: $1,500 to Under $25,000, Theft: $1,500 to Under $25,000, four counts of Theft: $100 to Under $1,500, four counts of weapon offense, Second-Degree Assault and two counts of Resist/Interfere with Arrest by Cpl. Milton Pesante. Case # 36543-19 

Dyante Lee Battle

On June 25, 2019, Joseph Cephaus Harrod, 58 of Lexington Park, was arrested on warrants for Second-Degree Rape, two counts of Fourth-Degree Sex Offense, two counts of Second-Degree Assault and False Imprisonment by Deputy Michael Graves. Case # 36276-19

Joseph Cephaus Harrod

On June 19, 2019, Troy David Yates, 53 of Lexington Park, was arrested on a warrant for Theft: Less than $100 by Deputy Latisha Baker. Case # 35306-19 

Troy David Yates

On June 20, 2019, Thea Geiger Keppler, 20 of Kensington, was arrested on two warrants for Breaking and Entering Research Facility by Deputy Tyler Payne. Case # 35453-19 

Thea Geiger Keppler

On June 20, 2019, Jamar Daron Moss, 38 of Lexington Park, was arrested on a warrant for Third-Degree Burglary by Cpl. Brandon Foor. Case # 35484-19

Jamar Daron Moss

On June 20, 2019, Olmer Alejandro Campos-Guevara, 41 of Lexington Park, was arrested on a warrant for Driving Without a License by DFC Gerard Muschette. Case # 35558-19 

Olmer Alejandro Campos-Guevara

On June 21, 2019, Brian Russell Mays, 23 of Tall Timbers, was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear: Driving While Suspended by DFC Carl Ball. Case # 35664-19

Brian Russell Mays

On June 21, 2019, Christopher Paul Forrest, 43 of Ridge, was arrested on a warrant for Violation of Probation by Deputy John Fenwick. Case # 35651-19 

Christopher Paul Forrest

On June 24, 2019, Amber Yvette Sanchez, 25 of Bluffton, South Carolina, was arrested on three warrants for First-Degree Assault and three warrants for Second-Degree Assault by Deputy Dianne Hersh. Case # 26191-19 (no photo available) 


On June 24, 2019, Wayne Kerry Smith, 56 of Callaway, was arrested on a warrant for Second-Degree Assault by Deputy Andrew Budd. Case # 31797-19

Wayne Kerry Smith

On June 26, 2019, Ronald Leslie Cook, 27 of Lusby, was arrested on warrants for Theft: Less than $1,000, Fraudulent Identification Information Theft under $1,000, four counts of Use/Disclose Credit Cards and Theft: Less than $100 by DFC Carl Ball. Case # 32443-17

Ronald Leslie Cook

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