MURDER USA: Ex-Con Patrick Henry Bush charged with murder of Cecilia Stubbs; did twelve years in prison for assault

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MURDER USAMURDER USA: Ex-Con Patrick Henry Bush charged with murder; did twelve years in prison for assault

HERMANVILLE, MD. — Friends and family of Cecilia Stubbs, who worked at NAVAIR at Pax River, are just now learning that she has been murdered. “I’m just lost for words right now!!!! RIP Mrs. Darlene Cecelia Stubbs!!!!! And Dominic Woodland and Tesh, I love y’all soooo much! Stay strong!! My prayers are with you and your family!” – read one of the first of what is sure to be many messages to be posted on Facebook.

Cecilia Stubbs murdered in Hermanville Md on July 5, 2016. Police charged Patrick Henry Bush

Cecilia Stubbs murdered in Hermanville Md on July 5, 2016. Police charged Patrick Henry Bush with murder.

St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on July 5, 2016, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies responded to the 21000 block of Windsor Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a serious assault. Upon arrival, they found the victim in her yard suffering from multiple stab wounds.

St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on July 5, 2016, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies responded to the 21000 block of Windsor Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a serious assault. Upon arrival, they found the victim in her yard suffering from multiple stab wounds.

BushSt. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on July 5, 2016, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies responded to the 21000 block of Windsor Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a serious assault. Upon arrival, they found the victim in her yard suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The victim, Cecilia Darlene Stubbs, age 50, of Lexington Park, was transported to a medical facility where she later succumbed to her injuries.

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Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Information was developed identifying Patrick Henry Bush, age 51, of Lexington Park, as the suspect.  It was learned Bush fled the scene in the victim’s 2013 Nissan Altima.  A lookout was broadcast for the victim’s vehicle which was later located by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, who, after a vehicle pursuit, apprehended the suspect on Maryland Route 231 in Charles County.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact Detective Skyler Lefave at 301-475-4200, ext. *1983.

Charges of malicious property destruction, theft and burglary placed against Bush, of 4611 Golden Eye Place, Waldorf, Md., by St. Mary’s Deputy Vincent Pontorno for an incident which took place on Oct. 28, 2014, were dropped in St. Mary’s District Court by St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on April 23, 2015.

Bush was found guilty in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court of first-degree assault on July 29, 2002, and was sentenced to twelve years in prison.