Southern Md. Police Beat: machetes, knifes, choking and burglars keep deputies on the move

Sheriff Tim Cameron with his Hobos and Hookers Patrol to clean up the mean streets of Lexington Park, Md.  THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Sheriff Tim Cameron with his Hobos and Hookers Patrol to clean up the mean streets of Lexington Park, Md. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Machete Wielder Meets the Bare Law

LEONARDTOWN, MD.  – Deep in the land of the flask, fiddle and dark-roasted possum lives a special breed of folks who believe in solving all manner of domestic disputes with guns or knives.  The alleged facts in this case of the Naked Country are provided courtesy of St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron.

Cameron reports that on May 9, 2015, at 8:30 PM, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy James Bare responded to a residence at 23208 Clarks Rest Road in Leonardtown, for a reported domestic assault.

The victim alleged suspect Patrick Roy Thompson, 30, of Leonardtown, grabbed the victim by the arm; shoved and punched the victim in the face during an argument. Thompson then went to the garage and retrieved a machete. When the victim entered the doorway of the garage, police say that the victim alleged that Thompson swung the machete at the victim but missed.

Crime ReportThe victim fled upstairs to a bathroom and locked the door. Thompson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault.

Thompson was released from jail on May 10, 2015 and is represented by attorney Anne Emery, a former prosecutor who enjoys a good reputation as a criminal defense attorney. Thompson will appear for a preliminary hearing on June 9, 2015.

 

You can take the hood out the neighborhood but you can’t take the neighborhood out of the hood.

Party first, stab friend later

LEXINGTON PARK, MD. –   In one of the oldest neighborhoods of Lexington Park, Hopewell Manor Trailer Park, most of the shabby old trailers have been replaced by modern miracles of manufactured housing.  But somehow, some of the old-time hood types seem to still be the indigenous population with a strong bent for violence and crime.

Sheriff Tim Cameron, who has been haunting the hoods of Lexington Park since before Carter made liver pills, reports that on May 9, 2015, Deputy Jason Smith responded to Sell Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported stabbing.

The Sheriff reports that a male victim was found on the ground with a stab wound in the upper groin area and a laceration on his wrist. The victim was initially transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment.

Police say that the investigation revealed suspect William Tommy Hall, 46, of 46475 Chapman Drive, Lexington Park, and the victim had been at a party. When they returned home, intoxicated, they began to argue. Hall allegedly stabbed the victim during the argument. Hall was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault.  Hall faces his first court date on June 9, 2015.

 

Throat holds legal when suspect is drunk

GREAT MILLS, MD. – According to St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron on May 16, 2015, at 12:30 PM, Deputy Roszell responded to a residence in the 45000 block of Fox Chase Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Ryan Steven Michael, 25, of Lexington Park, came to the residence intoxicated and an argument ensued. Michael pushed the victim causing an injury to the victim’s foot. Michael then grabbed the victim around the throat. Deputy Roszell observed injuries on the victim consistent with what had allegedly occurred. Michael was placed under arrest. There was also an active peace order with Michael as the respondent and another occupant of the home was the petitioner. The peace order prohibits Michael from entering the residence. Michael was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Violation Peace Order.

Show and Tell with Knife

MECHANICSVILLE, MD. – Police say that on May 17, 2015, Deputy McCuen responded to a residence at 38681 Stockett Run Lane in Mechanicsville. The alleged suspect Andrew Lee Seyler, 26, of Mechanicsville, and the victim engaged in an argument over Seyler being evicted from the home. During the argument, the victim and Seyler began pushing each other. Seyler then retrieved a knife from his pants pocket, opened the blade and pointed it at the victim. Seyler threw the knife down after another person intervened. Seyler was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st Degree Assault by Dep. Matthew McCuen.

In Charles County Circuit Court in charges filed on Dec. 23, 2014, Seyler was charged with failing to obey a traffic signal and three counts of driving while intoxicated.  On Jan. 29, 2015 in a plea deal with Charles County States Attorney Tony Covington, Seyler entered a plea of guilty and received probation before judgment with a jail term of one year which was all suspended, and unsupervised probation for three years. Seyler was fined $300.

 

Fool at the Pool Charged with Burglary of Home

GREAT MILLS, MD.  – When looking for one suspect in a crime an officer often finds someone else who may or may not be the original suspect or simply another bonus round.

Police say that on May 19, 2015, Deputy Siciliano responded to a residence on Winding Way in Lexington Park, after a caller to 911 reported a burglary in progress. The caller provided a description of the suspect. While responding, Deputy Muschette observed a suspect matching the description nearby at the Great Mills pool. Deputy Muschette stopped and detained the suspect identified as James Brian Thompson Jr., 19, of 45750 Oregon Way in Great Mills. The investigation revealed, a witness observed a suspect enter a nearby home and exit with a mini motorcycle.

 A short time later the same suspect returned and forced entry into home a second time through a window. Thompson was subsequently identified as the suspect who burglarized the home and was placed under arrest by Deputy Taylore Siciliano. Thompson was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 3rd Degree Burglary, 4th Degree Burglary, Property Destruction Under $1,000, and Theft Under $1,000.

Thompson, who formerly lived on King Drive in Oakville, was charged on Sept. 12, 2014 with disturbing school operations by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Holton, the school resource officer at Chopticon High School. In District Court for St. Mary’s County Thompson was represented by two welfare attorneys, Ryan Posey and Gerald J. Riviello in arranging a plea deal on Dec. 11, 2014. Thompson pleaded guilty and received probation before judgment with States Attorney Richard Fritz allowing the sentence of ten days in jail to be completely suspended and no fine imposed, meaning that Thompson paid no penalty for disturbing operations of the high school. But by being on probation he could be called to answer if convicted of the burglary charges, thereby advancing his post high school career in crime.

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