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

On September 3, 2019, at approximately 9:00 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46200 block of Mako Way in Lexington Park, for the reported injured subject. A male victim, age 31 from Lexington Park, was discovered in a residential parking lot with significant injuries. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are continuing the investigation.

A preliminary investigation determined Derrick Clifton Marshall, age 40 of no fixed address, assaulted the victim and stomped on the victim’s head, causing serious injury.  The victim was transported to an area trauma center and is currently in a medically induced coma and listed in critical condition.

Marshall was arrested on September 7, 2019, and charged with the following:

  • Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree

Marshall is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no-bond status. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective James Bare at (301) 475-4200 extension *8118 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.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...