News Release, and Mugshots courtesy of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Assault 1st Degree/Child Abuse-  On July 4, 2019, Dep. Forinash responded to the 22000 block of Valley Estates Drive in Lexington Park for the reported disturbance.  The investigation determined Ebony Veronique Mullins, age 34 of Lexington Park, was in an argument with the victim. During the argument, Mullins grabbed the victim by the victim’s hair and began striking the victim. 

The victim was thrown to the ground by Mullins, and the altercation was stopped by witnesses.  Mullins then followed the victim outside and picked up a machete, and began swinging it at the victim.  Mullins was disarmed by witnesses at which time she grabbed a brick and attempted to strike the victim.  Mullins was arrested and charged with Assault 1st & 2nd Degree and Child Abuse-2nd Degree-Custodian.  CASE# 38402-19

Robbery/Assault- On July 4, 2019, DFC. Muschette responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, for the reported assault. 

The investigation determined Markus Javar Handon, age 25 of California, entered the victim’s cell, assaulted the victim, and then stole the victim’s commissary items.  Handon was charged with Robbery, Assault 2nd Degree and Theft.  CASE# 38441-19

Assault- On July 6, 2019, Cpl. Tirpak responded to the 39000 block of Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported assault.  The investigation determined Brandon Ryan Harris, age 20 of Mechanicsville, assaulted the victim, and then prevented the victim from calling law enforcement.  Harris ripped the victim’s shirt and struck the victim in the face causing injury. 

A second victim in the residence attempted to call law enforcement and was also assaulted by Harris. Harris hid the victim’s phone and also broke a pair of the victim’s glasses.  Harris was located and charged with two counts of Assault 2nd Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property.  CASE# 38752-19

Assault/Drug Arrest-  On July 6, 2019, Dep. Kilgore responded to the 21300 block of Castaway Circle in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.

The investigation determined Levi NMN Hurley, age 52 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by punching the victim in the face, causing injury.  Hurley was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  Located on Hurley’s person were two cut straws containing suspected Xanex residue. Hurley was also charged with CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia and CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.  CASE# 38723-19

Assault-  On July 7, 2019, Cpl. Beishline responded to the 44000 block of Swift Fox Drive in California, for the reported assault.  The investigation determined Deborah Ann Merkle, age 38 of California, struck the victim with a broom handle, causing injury. 

Merkle was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 38990-19

Drug Arrest-  On July 9, 2019, a traffic stop was conducted in the area of Three Notch Road and Old Flora Corner Road in Mechanicsville.  The vehicle operator was identified as Barbara Ann Ball, age 58 of Mechanicsville.  While on the traffic stop, a Sheriff’s Office K-9 alerted on the vehicle for narcotics. 

Ball was found to be in possession of suspected Fentanyl and was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana by Dep. Raley# 345.  CASE# 37930-19

Trespassing-  On July 9, 2019, Dep. Forbes responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported trespassing.  Vicki Marie Curtis, age 41 with no fixed address, was observed on the property; the business representative presented a copy of the no-trespass order previously served on Curtis. 

Curtis was arrested and charged with Trespass-Private Property.  CASE# 39344-19

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