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Drugstore Cowboys Butler & Shields

Butler wasn’t a butler, he was a driver; cops say Shields was the trigger man

LEONARDTOWN, MD. — How stupid can criminals be?  The bozos in this story, one of a thousand from the Naked City, decided to hold up the CVS drug store in Leonardtown.  Like most stores, the cameras are on from the time these heathens drive into the parking lot. Once they enter the store with their guns, more cameras do everything but shove a thermometer up their lame butts and take their temperature.  However, just like lemmings to the sea, the criminal class continue to rob, steal and plunder their way to prison.  The only thing the criminals have going for them is the Maryland Judiciary filled with liberal judges who fail to put criminals behind bars.

St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that the second robber of the aforementioned drug store has been nabbed.  Cameron says that on October 28, 2015, at 10:02 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the CVS located at 26020 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the report of an armed robbery. A black male suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded cash and other items from the victim, an employee of CVS.

Witness information led to the quick location and arrest of one suspect in the armed robbery, Trevone Demone Butler, 25, of Lexington Park. Detectives determined Butler was the driver of the vehicle used to facilitate the robbery. However, the identity of the second suspect who had entered the CVS remained under investigation by Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID).

On November 4, 2015, CID Detectives, assisted by members of the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team (EST), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Washington/Baltimore High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Leonardtown MD. Quantaz Lamar Shields, 28, of 46110 Lucca Way, Lexington Park, Md., was located inside the residence and subsequently placed under arrest. Detective’s search of the residence resulted in the recovery of evidence from the CVS robbery.

Shields was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with:

  • Armed Robbery
  • Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery
  • Theft $1,000 to less than $10,000
  • Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony/Violent Crime
  • Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Person

Shields faced a preliminary hearing on Dec. 3, 2015.

Shields had been wanted on a warrant issued on May 29, 2015, for possession of counterfeit money. He faces trial on that charge on Jan. 5, 2016.

Shields had been committed to the Patuxent Institution, a facility used to evaluate the mental health of a defendant. On Oct. 15, 2013, Shields was charged with possession of contraband in a place of confinement. He entered a guilty plea in Howard County District Court on July 3, 2014, and received a jail term of two days in the slammer. Another charge of possession of a cell phone in a prison was dropped. The deal was negotiated by  an attorney paid for by taxpayers to represent criminals, and, the Howard County States Attorney.

Shields was charged with armed robbery, assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony crime and theft on a warrant on July 22, 2005, for an incident that court records say took place on Jan. 12, 2004.  The case indicates that an indictment took place, but court records do not show a trial in Circuit Court, which may explain how Shields ended up being assigned to the Patuxent Institution.

Shields was using a residence at 8104 Phelps Place in Forestville as his base of operations for the 2004 robbery.

An armed robbery case in Prince Georges County against Shields was dropped by the Prince Georges States Attorney on Nov. 18, 2004.

Court records show yet another case of armed robbery and carrying a deadly weapon that took place on April 11, 2005, with that case moved to Circuit Court. Shields was jailed on June 30, 2005, and kept in jail until Aug. 15, 2005.

Court records show that Shields posted bond and was released on Nov. 4, 2015.

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