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

Peace Order Violation-  On October 26, 2019, Dep. Henry responded to the 42600 block of Moll Dyer Road in Leonardtown, for the reported peace order violation.  The investigation determined Barbara Ellen Hollinger, age 71 of Leonardtown, violated a valid peace order by making contact with the victim and yelling at the victim.  There is a valid court order prohibiting Hollinger from contacting the victim. Hollinger was arrested and charged with Peace Order-Fail to Comply.  CASE# 61499-19 (No Photograph Available)


Assault- On October 27, 2019, Dep. Budd responded to the 21100 block of Winding Way in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance.

Celeste Victoria Fleming

The investigation determined Celeste Victoria Fleming, age 51 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by punching the victim and pulling the victim’s hair, causing injury to the victim.  Fleming was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 61633-19


Violation of Protective Order-  On October 27, 2019, Dep. Shelko made contact with the victim who advised Andre Tayvon Gross, age 25 of Prince Frederick, had violated a court order. 

Andre Tayvon Gross

The investigation determined Gross contacted a third party to relay messages to the victim regarding legal matters. Gross was arrested and charged with Violate Protective Order.  CASE# 61669-19


Assault-  On October 28, 2019, Dep. Budd responded to the 45200 block of Happyland Road in Valley Lee, for the reported assault.  The investigation determined Demetrius Roy Dyson, age 29 of Valley Lee, assaulted the victim by punching the victim in the face. 

Demetrius Roy Dyson

A visible injury was observed to the victim and Dyson was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 61778-19


Assault-  On October 29, 2019, Dep. Baker responded to the 46800 block of Hilton Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.  The investigation determined Theresa Faith Harvey, age 56 of Lexington Park, bit the victim on the arm, and pulled the victim’s hair during an argument, causing visible injury to the victim. 

Theresa Faith Harvey

Harvey was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 62078-19


Peace Order Violation-  On October 30, 2019, Cpl. White responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported peace order violation. 

Francis Jerome Miles

The investigation determined Francis Jerome Miles, age 71 of Lexington Park, was sending text messages to the victim in violation of a valid court order prohibiting Miles from contacting the victim by any means.  Miles was arrested and charged with Peace Order-Fail to Comply.  CASE# 62228-19


Violate Protective Order-  On October 30, 2019, Dep. Shelko responded to the 22000 block of Cartwright Road in Leonardtown, for the reported protective order violation.  The investigation determined Joseph Andrew Townsend, age 28 of Charlotte Hall, violated a valid court order by contacting the victim for reasons not specified in the order. 

Joseph Andrew Townsend 

Townsend was arrested and charged with Violate Protective Order.  CASE# 62238-19


Assault-  On October 31, 2019, Cpl. White responded to the 46500 block of Midway Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.  While Cpl. White was investigating the initial assault, Raymond Micheal Shorts, age 29 of Lexington Park, became upset with another victim on the scene.  Shorts then punched the second victim in the face while Cpl. White was interviewing the initial victim. 

Raymond Michael Shorts 

Shorts had also assaulted the initial victim by striking the victim in the face. Shorts was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 62511-19


Assault-  On November 3, 2019, Dep. Chase responded to the 22600 block of Joan Drive in California, for the reported assault.  The investigation determined Karisa Marie Asbury-House, age 37 of California, assaulted the victim during an argument by scratching the victim in the face and knocking a tray out of the victim’s hand.

Karisa Marie Asbury-House 

Asbury-House also punched the victim in the face, causing visible injury to the victim. Asbury-House was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE#63030-19


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