Arrest briefs and mugshots are courtesy of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Charges are routinely dropped or lowered and this is not the final verdict. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Contraband: On Dec. 26, 2019, Deputy Bianca Salas responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown for the report of contraband. Deputy Salas met with staff who advised that David James Abell, 42 of Callaway, reported to the detention center with a tinfoil handmade pipe with marijuana residue. Abell was charged with Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement. Case # 74020-19
Firearm Possession: On Dec. 27, 2019, Deputy David Lawrence responded to the 46400 block of Franklin Road in Lexington Park for the report of a burglary. Deputy Lawrence made contact with two subjects in the area for detainment. Marquese Dayequan Milburn, 19 of Lexington Park, said an unknown person handed him a pistol while walking through the Patuxent Park neighborhood.
A Sheriff’s Office search of the area located a loaded .22 caliber revolver in a yard where Milburn was observed walking. A search of Milburn located 13 loose rounds of .22 ammunition. Milburn was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where he was charged with Possession of a Firearm/Minor, Handgun on a Person and Loaded Handgun on Person. Case # 74159-19
Heroin Possession: On Dec. 27, 2019, Deputy Michael Graves observed a wanted subject at a car wash on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. During the encounter with the wanted subject and another familiar subject, Deputy Graves observed in plain view a syringe with suspected heroin residue and a controlled dangerous substance smoking device with suspected crack cocaine in the trunk of the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle located an additional six syringe needles with suspected heroin residue inside. A search of Anthony Tyrone Adams, 35 of Lexington Park, located a capsule of suspected heroin inside of it. Adams was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with CDS Possession: Heroin and CDS Possession of Paraphernalia. Case # 74195-19
Cocaine Possession: On Dec. 27, 2019, Deputy Michael Graves, while at the car wash in Lexington Park, also made contact with Josephine Bernetta Tippett, 24 of Punta Gorda, FL, the registered owner of the searched vehicle, which located two additional CDS smoking devices with suspected crack cocaine residue inside.
Tippett was placed under arrest and at that time began screaming and becoming belligerent. Tippett was ultimately placed into the patrol car with the assistance of other deputies and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Cocaine Possession, two counts of CDS Possession Paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. Case # 74195-19
Handgun violations: On Dec. 28, 2019, Deputy Michael Graves responded to the 21800 block of Ronald Drive in Lexington Park for the report of drug activity. Deputy Graves made contact with Laroi James Burch, 28 of Clinton, who was the sole occupant of the suspect vehicle. A vehicle search located a quantity of cocaine, a digital scale with suspected cocaine residue, a loaded Ruger 9 mm handgun and numerous rounds of other ammunition in the trunk.
A prior felony prohibits Burch from possessing firearms and ammunition. Burch was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with CDS Possession: Not Marijuana, CDS Possession: Paraphernalia, Loaded Handgun on Person, Loaded Handgun in Vehicle, Firearm – Possession with Felony Conviction and Illegal Possession of Ammunition. Case # 74442-19
Second-Degree Assault: On Dec. 27, 2019, Cpl. Skyler LeFave responded to Columbus Drive in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim advised that Deryck Cornell Henry, 33 of Lexington Park, slapped the victim across the face during an altercation and had also commanded a dog to attack the victim.
Cpl. LeFave observed abrasions on the victim and Henry was arrested and charged with Second-Degree Assault. Case # 74319-19
First-Degree Assault: On Dec. 29, 2019, Deputy Benjamin Luffey responded with several other units to the 46000 block of Winding Way in Lexington Park for the report of a disturbance. As Deputy Luffey approached the scene, he picked up what appeared to be a handgun on the open garage floor, which was determined to be a BB gun. The victim advised that Latoya Nichole Sewell, 37 of Lexington Park, returned to the residence in an intoxicated state, beating on the door and shouting incoherently. The victim advised that Sewell pushed her way back into the residence and waved the perceived handgun around. Sewell was arrested and charged with First-Degree Assault, Second-Degree Assault and Disturbing the Peace/Disorderly Conduct. Case # 74533-19 (no photo available)
Second-Degree Assault: On Dec. 29, 2019, Deputy Robert Chase responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the report of an assault between inmates.
Deputy Chase made contact with Corey Scott Angstadt, 52 of Leonardtown, who advised that he lost his temper and struck another inmate, which was corroborated by surveillance video. Angstadt was charged with Second-Degree Assault. Case # 74649-19