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

UPDATE July 14, 2019:  On July 12, 2019, with the assistance of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Timmy Harrod Jr. ,age 21 of Prince Frederick, was arrested and charged with the following crimes:

  • Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime
  • Loaded Handgun on Person
  • Handgun on Person
  • Handgun in Vehicle
  • Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree

Harrod is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office thanks the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in locating and apprehending Harrod.

Leonardtown, MD- On July 10, 2019, at approximately 2:20 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Urgent Care located in Solomons for a reported shooting.

The preliminary investigation determined a male victim age 18, was traveling in a vehicle in the area of Route 4 and Lou’s Way in California when an unknown vehicle pulled alongside the victim and began shooting. The victim was shot and sustained life-threatening injuries.

The victim was flown to an area trauma center and is in stable condition.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at (301) 475-4200 extension *1996 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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