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All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Mugshots and arrests briefs provided by the Public Information Officer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office; Leonardtown, MD.

August 7, 2019- Today, St. mary’s County State’s attorney Richard Fritz announced that Victor John Lee Scottland, Ridge, MD was sentenced to the state maximum of 15 years for a strong-armed robbery that occurred on Dec. 12, 2018.

Mr. Fritz thanked Detective Melissa Hulse for her hard work and dedication on the case.

Scottland plead guilty on April 12, 2019.


Leonardtown, MD- On Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Officers made contact with an adult female who advised she had been using an ATM located at the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge, Maryland. As the female completed the transaction and was walking back to her vehicle, she was confronted by an unknown black male armed with a handgun who demanded money.

After the unknown male was able to obtain an undisclosed amount of currency, he fled the scene on foot.

The investigation was continued by the St. Mary’s County Criminal Investigations Division (CID). Investigatory leads were developed and Victor John Lee Scottland, 30 years old of Ridge, was developed as a suspect. A search and seizure warrant was executed at a Scottland’s home and items of evidentiary value were located.

At the time, Scottland had two open warrants for his arrest through Calvert County and Charles County and was taken into custody without incident. After an interview with a detective, Scottland was charged with the following criminal violations:

  • -Armed Robbery
  • -Robbery
  • -Second-Degree Assault
  • -Theft less than $100
Victor John Lee Scottland

Scottland remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown pending a bond review.

Anyone with further information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at 301-475-4200, ext *1996 or via e-mail Melissa.hulse@stmarysmd.com.