News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

On June 9, 2020, Deputy Richard Wilhelmi responded to the 46500 block of Valley Court in Lexington Park for the report of a disturbance. The victim advised that Daeshaun Dwayne Nelson, 20 of Lusby, struck the victim in the mouth and head while holding a child.

The child was also struck in the head. Deputy Wilhelmi observed blood on the victim. Nelson was later located, arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown and charged with Second-Degree Child Abuse: Parent, Second-Degree Assault and Violation of Protective Order.

Case # 36071-20