The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division located and arrested Devonte Arnez Shubrooks, age 28 of California, on Thursday, May 5, 2022, on a warrant for rape and several other charges. 

Devonte Arnez Shubrooks, age 28 of California Credit: St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office

On May 1, 2022, Detective Corporal James Bare responded to the 46000 block of Midway Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a sexual assault. A preliminary investigation determined that Shubrooks illegally entered the residence and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old child. 

Shubrooks was arrested and charged with: First-Degree Rape; Second-Degree Rape; Third-Degree Sexual Offense; Fourth-Degree Sexual Offense: Sexual Contact; First-Degree Assault; Second-Degree Assault, and Home Invasion. 

Shubrooks is being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown on a no-bond status. 

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Cpl. Bare at 301-475-4200, ext. 8118 or at

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