Lexington Park, MD- Due to the recent incidents of violence in Lexington Park, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has dedicated additional law enforcement personnel and resources to the Lexington Park area, to combat and aggressively pursue illegal activity.
As a result of the proactive police investigations, a 16- year-old male juvenile from Lexington Park was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and was arrested.
On August 27, 2020, at approximately 12:50 a.m. Deputy Chase observed an individual in the area of Great Mills Road and Pacific Drive walking, with a vehicle following the pedestrian. As Dep. Chase made a U-turn to investigate, the unknown individual fled on foot. As the individual fled, Dep. Chase observed him adjust a suspicious object in his waistband.
The individual was quickly apprehended, and a handgun was located near where the individual was taken into custody. It was determined the individual involved was a juvenile and he was subsequently charged as an adult with the following charges:
- Possession of Firearm/Minor
- Know/Alter Firearm ID Number
- Handgun on Person
- Loaded Handgun on Person
Due to a change in Maryland law, the juvenile will not be identified by the Sheriff’s Office, and no booking photograph will be released until a waiver hearing is conducted to determine the jurisdiction of this case.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Deputy Chase at (301) 475-4200 extension 78079 or by email at Robert.Chase@stmarysmd.com.