Stafford Sheriff Police Beat / Two Calvert County ex-cons didn’t count on a neighbor watching them as they tried to steal a trailer
STAFFORD, VA. — THE BAD LUCK BANDITS: They had larceny in their hearts and a witness to their alleged attempt to steal a car trailer on their tail when a Stafford Sheriff’s Deputy caught up with them on I-95.
Stafford County Sheriff David P. Decatur reports that on May 28, 2017, at approximately 12:30 AM patrol units were advised that a citizen was following a blue Chevy Suburban on Interstate 95 because he had witnessed the vehicle’s occupants attempting to steal a car trailer from Potomac Creek Drive.
Deputy A.C. Wolford and Deputy M.R. Flick responded to the moving vehicle, which was northbound on the Interstate, and initiated a traffic stop at mile marker 144. The two male subjects were interviewed separately and provided conflicting statements as to where they had been and where they were going. One of the subjects stated the Suburban needed repairs to the headlights and taillights and the pair had just purchased items to do the necessary work. Once the work started, they advised that some guy “driving crazy” chased them in his vehicle and they drove away.
Deputy A.I. Assur responded to the location of the trailer and reported damage to its wiring. The wires had been stripped, and the clippings remained on the ground underneath the trailer. Deputy Flick observed through the back window of the Suburban wire cutters, wire pieces, adapters, wire cutters, a tow hitch, pieces of cut wire, flashlights and gloves.
Deputy Flick observed through the back window of the Suburban wire cutters, wire pieces, adapters, wire cutters, a tow hitch, pieces of cut wire, flashlights and gloves.
Jeffrey Jackson Brown, age 42, and Lawrence Lee Patrick age 71, both of 13042 Mills Creek Drive in Lusby MD., were charged with Grand Larceny, Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny, Possession of Burglary Tools, Conspiracy to Possess Burglary Tools and Destruction of Property. They were incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail and held with no bond.
- Brown entered an Alford Plea in Calvert County Circuit Court in answer to charges that he abused a vulnerable adult family member in an indictment issued by the Grand Jury on May 21, 2014. Represented by Joseph F. Vallario, Brown was given four years in prison on Feb. 9, 2015. The public can use their calculators, if needed, to discern that given his recent stint with an old guy and ex-con as his cohort in his allegedly criminal boost attempt of the trailer in Stafford County, he must not be in the Hagerstown State Prison.
- On Jan. 15, 2015, Brown was found guilty of theft in Calvert County Circuit Court and in a plea deal with Calvert County States Attorney Laura Martin, he was ordered to jail for thirteen months.
- Brown entered an Alford Plea in Calvert County Circuit Court on Feb. 9, 2013, to charges of conspiracy to distribute drugs; and was sentenced to two years in the state prison, however with the 244 days credit for days in jail awaiting his trial, he was back to work again as a criminal. His probation didn’t work out too well and a warrant was issued for his arrest on June 5, 2014, and he was on his way back to another short stint in the slammer.
- Court records in Maryland show that Jackson has spent much of his time in Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County prior to living in Lusby. Records also show that for most of the last ten years he has never had a valid driver’s permit as it was suspended years ago, perhaps even in another life.
Patrick’s long list of traffic charges involving failing to have insurance, tags, permit or other such accouterments that other drivers carry around have all been dropped by both Fritz in St. Mary’s and Martin in Calvert, who must have a running contest to see who can drop the most charges.
Work release was allowed, which is very convenient for a criminal able to sing, “Hi, ho, hi, ho, it’s off to work I go”.
- Indicted for burglary and theft in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court by a Grand Jury on Oct. 6, 2010, Patrick hired Vincent Daniel Palumbo as his mouthpiece and entered an Alford Plea to the theft rap on April 15, 2011, and picked up five years in prison with 3 years and six months suspended, leaving one year and six months to serve in the Hotel St. Mary’s. Four other counts were dropped. Work release was allowed, which is very convenient for a criminal able to sing, “Hi, ho, hi, ho, it’s off to work I go”. Detective David Alexander was the arresting officer on the case. Restitution for the theft in the burglary was ordered and it may be that Patrick was out to steal the trailer in order to pay for court-ordered restitution which had been modified and indexed in the case record on May 22, 2017, in St. Mary’s Circuit Court.
- A guilty plea in Charles County Circuit Court in 2004 resulted in a 15-year suspended sentence which must have rehabilitated him. Remember, voters, this is the Alice in Wonderland Maryland Judiciary System.
- A guilty plea in yet another plea deal with the Charles County States Attorney resulted in a sentence of 3 years to attempted theft, with eighteen months suspended and the remainder served in the local hoosegow instead of the big house in Hagerstown.