Southern Maryland Police Beat: Guns and shots of firewater led to gunfire

Southern Maryland Police Beat

PRINCE FREDERICK, MD. — Calvert County Md. Sheriff Mike Evans reports that a local resident was relocated to the slammer after a boozing gun incident.

Dep. B. Schaefer responded to a home in the 90 block of German Chapel Road in Prince Frederick on August 7 at 12:28 p.m. for a firearms complaint.  The complainant advised that a white male walked out of the residence onto a porch and fired a gun into the air.  Schaefer made contact with two subjects inside the residence.

The homeowner, Joseph Wilmer Wightman, III, 70, admitted he shot a gun off his porch into the air to clear it.  A friend had reportedly brought the weapon over but took it with him when he left the residence.

When asked, Wightman advised he had been drinking.  Wightman was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and alcoholic beverage intoxication/endanger and discharging a firearm. (No photo available).

Michael Corley Cal Co So

Michael Corley Cal Co So

No room for this guy at the concert; he got a box seat in Hotel Calvert

ST. LEONARD, MD. — Police report that a man who was told he couldn’t get to see the big show put on a show of his own.

On August 8 at 9:53 p.m. Dep. A. Curtin was working a special assignment providing security at a concert at the St. Leonard Firehouse.  A male became irate with fire department staff members after he was told that the concert was at its’ capacity for patrons.  The man became extremely irate, using profane language and would not leave.

Curtin attempted to escort the man, later identified as Michael Virgil Corley, 24, of Port Republic, out of the area but Corley repeatedly tried to turn around and walk in the direction of the concert entrance.  He was ultimately placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct.

Camper tires swiped

LUSBY, MD. — Someone stole two Tow Max Power King tires off a camper parked at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Campground in Lusby sometime between August 6 and 8.  DFC J. Bell is investigating.

Nicholas Rapp drug arrest Calvert County Md. Sheriff's Office

Nicholas Rapp drug arrest Calvert County Md. Sheriff’s Office

Shooting up resulted in a mis-fire; syringe found under body

LUSBY, MD. — On August 9 at 4:15 p.m. DFC J. Bell responded to a house on Golden West Way in Lusby for the report of a male lying in a driveway who appeared to be unconscious.  Bell arrived and observed a male, later identified as Nicholas Andrew Rapp, 26, of Lusby, lying on the ground next to a vehicle.  Rapp was responsive but incoherent.  When he got up there was a syringe located underneath his body.

A second individual, identified as Gary Roger Williams, 25, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., was in the passenger seat of the vehicle and also appeared to be unconscious.

Bell made contact with him and he was also responsive but incoherent.  Several white pill halves were scattered on his lap.

Both men were transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment.  Rapp was charged with possession of CDS equipment and possession of drug paraphernalia; a syringe.  Williams was charged with the same two offenses as well as possession of Alprazolam.

Gary Roger Williams, drug arrest, Calvert County Sheriff's Office

Gary Roger Williams, drug arrest, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office










Alcohol ain’t his friend

Devon Rawlings was three sheets to the wind, say police.

Devon Rawlings was three sheets to the wind, say police.

LUSBY, MD. — Devon should likely go on the wagon, if his actions over the weekend are any example of what the rest of his life is all about.

On August 9 at 11:46 p.m. Dep. N. Gilmore responded to the Southern Community Center in Lusby for a reported fight in the parking lot.

Upon arrival Dep. Gilmore did not observe anyone fighting.  As she patrolled the parking lot she saw a vehicle parked with the engine still running, occupied by two males.  She saw a beer bottle near the rear tire on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

She approached the vehicle and noticed another can of beer by the driver’s legs and detected a strong odor of alcohol.

The driver was identified as Devon Leon Rawlings, 34 of Huntingtown.  Rawlings became belligerent.  He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and drinking alcohol in a retail area as well as attempting to drive a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and several other traffic offenses.


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