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News Release, Office of the State Fire Marshal; St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE 3/31/2020: On March 24, 2020, at approximately 6:40 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported robbery in the 20800 block of Callaway Village Way.  

The investigation determined an unknown male wearing a hooded jacket, entered the business and brandished a knife. The suspect assaulted the victim and stole currency from the cash register and fled the scene in a black vehicle.

During the robbery investigation, deputies were notified of an assault involving a similar vehicle, in the 45600 block of Buckshot Way in Lexington Park.

The investigation determined the suspect, later identified as Devon Tyler Lee, age 18 of Great Mills, was operating a black Tahoe and repeatedly rammed the victim’s occupied vehicle. When deputies arrived on scene the Tahoe was located abandoned. It was later determined the Tahoe had been reported stolen several days prior to the robbery and assault. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined Lee was the suspect in the robbery and the stolen vehicle had been used to flee the robbery scene.

On March 27, 2020, Lee was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center.  Lee was charged with the following:

  • Armed Robbery
  • Robbery
  • Dangerous Weapon-Conceal
  • Dangerous Weapon-Intent/Injure
  • Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Theft Motor Vehicle-Unlawful Taking

Lee remains 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 Trevor Teague at (301) 475-4200 extension 78128 or by email at Trevor.Teague@stmarysmd.com.


ST. MARYS COUNTY, MARYLAND (March 27 2020) – Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged a Lexington Park man after determining he was responsible for intentionally setting fire to a vacant structure.

Just before midnight on March 24, 2020, investigators responded to 45716 Oregon Way in Lexington Park for a reported structure fire. During their investigation, it was determined that Devon Tyler Lee, age 18, ignited the exterior of the vacant home.

Lee was later located at his residence on Chancellors Run Court in Lexington Park, where he was arrested by St. Mary’s Marys County Sheriff’s Office. Lee was transported and later admitted to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for injuries unrelated to the arson.

Upon being released today, Lee was charged with Arson First Degree., Malicious Burning 1st Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,000.00. These charges are in addition to multiple other charges filed by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Lee is currently being held at St. Mary’s County Detention Center without bond.

If found guilty,Lee faces penalties upwards of over 30 years’ imprisonment and/or $50,000 in fines.