News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Leonardtown, MD- On January 16, 2020, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown for the reported assault.

The preliminary investigation determined three masked individuals forced entry into the 20-year-old male victim’s residence located in the 24400 block of Morgan Road in Hollywood, between the hours of 6-7 a.m. on January 16th.

Once inside the residence two of the suspects assaulted the victim by striking him repeatedly and one of the suspects, identified as Cody Dustin Combs, age 22 of Leonardtown, brandished a knife.  

During the assault, the victim advised one of the suspects later identified to be Bryon Michael Bishop, age 22 of Leonardtown, pointed a handgun at him. The victim advised Combs and Bishop to search his belongings and ultimately all three suspects left the residence with property belonging to the victim. The third suspect in the incident has been identified as a 17-year-old female from Hollywood.  

The victim advised he is familiar with the 17-year-old and Combs and therefore was able to identify both individuals during the assault. Bishop was identified as a suspect during the investigation.

All three suspects were arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with the following:  

  • Home Invasion
  • Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Burglary First Degree
  • Theft

All three suspects remain incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center on a no-bond status. The juvenile female involved has been charged as an adult.

Due to a recent change in Maryland law, the name and photograph of the juvenile will not be released until the court makes a finding at the waiver hearing to determine the jurisdiction of this incident.

The victim was treated for numerous injuries sustained in the assault and has been released from the hospital.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Edward Vogt at (301) 475-4200 extension *8145 or by email at Edward.Vogt@stmarysmd.com. 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.


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