GREAT MILLS, MD. — Joseph Desales Thomas, 51, of Great Mills is suspected by police of carving up a couple of his pals. The attempted murder took place at the Norris Road project just off Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills, Md.
Given his record at impregnating numerous women, at least four, according to court records, the sooner the cops find this guy and get him behind bars, the less of a danger to the taxpayers who have been paying to support his growing herd of kids roaming the hinterlands. Courts stopped forced sterilization decades ago therefore the only way to protect the taxpayers is to get this guy behind bars and hope he doesn’t knock up a jail guard such as takes place in the Maryland prisons in Baltimore.
Court records show that St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz not only has failed to collect back due child support of at least $46,000 from Thomas and failed to keep him in jail but has simply closed the cases due to “lack of prosecution”.
St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on February 3, 2015 at 11:16 PM Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to a residence on Baja Lane, Great Mills, Md. for the report of a stabbing.
Upon their arrival, deputies say that they discovered two adult male victims had been stabbed during an altercation.
One victim was flown to Prince George’s Hospital Shock Trauma Center for precautionary measures with a stab wound to his upper body. The second victim was transported to Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital with minor stab wounds on various parts of his body. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were contacted, responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
During the investigation, detectives were able to pin the blame in the stabbings, and a temporary felony warrant has been issued for the arrest of Thomas, of Great Mills, Md. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Thomas to contact Detective Cory Ellis at 301-475-4200 ext. 9125 or Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. Tipsters can also text their tips to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637). Callers and Tipsters do not have to leave a name, just the information. If the information leads to an arrest and conviction, the caller/tipster may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
- Thomas was charged with failing to pay his child support and on July 6, 2012 the charges were put on the Stet Docket in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court by States Attorney Richard Fritz.
- Thomas was charged on June 29, 2010 in St. Mary’s District Court with first degree assault by Maryland State Trooper Brill. In a plea deal on Aug. 19, 2010 with States Attorney Richard Fritz, Thomas entered a guilty plea to malicious property destruction and was sent to jail for 52 days with credit for time served he escaped any further jail time or a fine. Charges of assault, possession of drugs and theft were dropped by Fritz. Thomas was represented by the taxpayer-provided Public Defender Kathleen McClernan.
- The baby-daddy duties of paying child support didn’t happen for Thomas and as a result, he was sentenced to prison for three years on Feb. 6, 2006. He was given credit for time served of 100 days.
- St. Mary’s Deputy William Ray charged Thomas with assault on August 30, 2003. On Oct. 28, 2004, St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz dropped the charge.
- On Oct. 31, 2000, Thomas was arrested on a fugitive warrant in New York and deposited in the Hotel St. Mary’s in Leonardtown. On this charge Thomas was represented by Prince George’s County attorney Ralph Larry Warren.
- Wanted in Prince Georges County warrant for malicious property destruction on April 13, 1999.
- Found guilty of resisting arrest in St. Mary’s District Court on Nov. 4, 1999 and sentenced to 53 days in jail with credit for time served.
- In St. Mary’s District Court on Aug. 27, 1997, Thomas was fined $20 for possession of marijuana.
- Found guilty in St. Mary’s District Court of theft and sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for time served of 71 days.
- Found guilty in St. Mary’s District Court of driving on a revoked license and sentenced to jail for 60 days on Nov. 21, 1995 with all 60 days suspended. A fine of $100 was also suspended in a plea deal between Public Defender John Bailey and St. Mary’s States Attorney Walter B. Dorsey.
- From April 29, 1994 plaintiffs Twanneshia Deannee Thomas and Nicole Danielle Butler and the State of Maryland have been hauling Thomas into court to force him to face paternity and child support actions. The most recent court action in the twenty year saga took place on May 2, 2014 when St. Mary’s Assistant States Attorney Laura Caspar terminated her appearance in the case which was reopened for enforcement on March 5, 2013 and closed without explanation. (St. Mary’s County has one of the lowest levels of collections of child support in Maryland due to lack of action in the Social Services Department of Ella Mae Russell.)
- On June 6, 2014 another paternity action was marked closed without explanation in St. Mary’s Circuit Court. If the State of Maryland had suddenly collected child support from Thomas, there was no mention in the records.
- On Nov. 3, 2014, Circuit Court records for St. Mary’s County, Md., reflect that another case of paternity and child support was dropped for “lack of prosecution” against Thomas and involving Cheryl Barnette Hebb, who has an address of Mojave Drive in Great Mills, which is in around the same residence occasionaly listed on court records for Thomas when he is not in jail or prison. The sum of $46,000 is listed in court records on Sept. 15, 2011, in this case, as being owed by Thomas for child support for only this one of several children he has fathered. As of Dec. 12, 2014, there is no record in the case docket file of St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz collecting the money but the case file was “Dismissed for Lack of Prosecution”.
- Yet another plaintiff seeking child support and paternity from Thomas was Charlene Marie Long, with the cooperation of the State of Maryland, making FOUR the number of known children this rooster has sired around St. Mary’s County, Maryland over the past two decades – none of which he has supported. The action was filed in St. Mary’s Circuit Court on Oct. 18, 1990 and the case was closed on May 6, 2013. A cash due amount needed for bond was set at $46,000 on Sept. 13, 2011 and no record shows in the court file to indicate it was ever paid. The case was reopened for enforcement on March 21, 2013 and closed on May 7, 2013 with St. Mary’s County Assistant States Attorney Laura Caspar removing her appearance on May 2, 2014.
- Maryland State Trooper Anthony Landry arrested Thomas for burglary on April 10, 1990 and in District Court on Dec. 17, 1990, Thomas entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 18 months in jail with all of the jail time suspended. On March 2, 1992 he was found guilty of violating the terms of his probation and sentenced to 18 months in jail with 120 days of that time suspended.
- St. Mary’s Sheriffs Deputy Harold Young arrested Thomas and charged him with battery and assault. On Dec. 17, 1990, Thomas entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 140 days in jail.