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Arrests briefs and mugshots are provided courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On October 22, 2019, Deputy Buckler and Deputy Cress were patrolling in the area of Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach and observed two subjects, who appeared extremely intoxicated, walking down the street.

Deputies observed one of the subjects, Larry Ward (50), fall into the marsh while walking and were able to remove him and stand him up. While attempting to walk, Ward fell into the marsh a second time and was removed by Deputies who reported a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. While detaining Ward, Deputies observed the second subject, Dennis Erich (50), exit a nearby store.

Dennis Erich (50)

Deputies advised Erich he could take possession of the bags Ward was carrying after they were searched. During this search, Erich was advised numerous times to step away from the Deputies and to stop yelling expletives. Erich did not comply and was also detained. Both Ward and Erich were transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where Ward was charged with Intoxicated Public Disturbance and Erich was charged with Disorderly Conduct.


On October 23, 2019, Correctional Deputy Roberts conducted an investigation into an incident that occurred at the Calvert County Detention Center. The incarcerated inmate, Nicholas Kelson (25) became angry with staff and urinated outside his cell onto the floor.

Decontamination materials were used to clean up the bodily fluids, and Kelson was charged with Malicious Destruction of Property Valued <$1,000.


On October 24, 2019, Deputy Parks responded to Stamper Court in Prince Frederick for the report of possible trespassing. Upon entering the residence and speaking with the complainant, the subject in question, Troy Gray (27), fled on foot. Deputy Parks pursued Gray, advising him to stop. Gray did not obey and continued to flee.

Troy Gray (27)

Deputy Parks followed him into the woods at Harriet Tubman Drive where Gray was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Obstructing and Hindering and Failure to Obey Reasonable/Lawful Order.


On October 24, 2019, Deputy Deleon-Suero responded to the District Court Building in Prince Frederick for the report of CDS activity. Upon arrival, Deputy Deleon-Suero made contact with Security Officer Offer who advised Aaron Edward Stairs (32) was acting erratic and paraphernalia was located in his bag when passing the entry checkpoint.

Aaron Edward Stairs (32)

Calvert County Emergency Communications advised Stairs had an active bench warrant through the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. Stairs were placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia and served with his warrant.


On October 27, 2019, Deputy Buckler responded to 16th Street in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, the complainant advised a male, Austin George Suttle (34), was attempting to break in their rear sliding glass door but had left the residence prior to Deputies arriving. Deputies were then dispatched to another residence of 12th Street in Chesapeake Beach for a burglary in progress.

Austin George Suttle (34)

Upon arrival, Deputies located Suttle sitting on a chair at the rear of the residence. The complainant advised that they were awoken by a male banging on the front door demanding to be let inside. The male, Suttle, then went to the rear door and was trying to open it and get inside. Deputies detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from Suttle’s breath. Suttle was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Burglary- 4th Degree, Disorderly Conduct, and Intoxicated Public Disturbance.


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...