Assault- On January 19, 2018, DFC. Schultz responded to the 46000 block of Ellenbee Court, in Lexington Park, for a report of an assault. Upon arrival contact was made with a victim who displayed visible injury from an assault. Investigation revealed Suspect Brian O’Neal Johnson, age 31, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by striking the victim in the face several times. Johnson was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. CASE# 3191-18
Alcohol Violation- On January 19, 2018, DFC. Beishline and DFC. Pontorno were in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park, when they observed Paul Matthew Baker, age 33, and Ryan Nicholas Cherrico, age 27, both of Mechanicsville, with open containers of alcohol. Baker and Cherrico were both charged with Open Alcoholic Beverage Container via Criminal Citations. CASE# 3283-18 (No Photographs Available)
Burglary/Assault- On January 19, 2018, DFC. D. Smith responded to the 26000 block of Holt Lane in reference to an in progress burglary/assault. Upon arrival DFC. Smith observed Suspect Shaun Sylvester Johnson, age 37, with no fixed address, leaving the residence. DFC. Smith took Johnson into custody at which time Johnson became combative; Johnson was ultimately arrested. Investigation revealed Johnson had assaulted the victim earlier in the evening, and later came to the victim’s residence and forced his way into the residence. Johnson was charged with Home Invasion, Burglary 4th Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property, Theft, and Resist/Interfere with Arrest. CASE# 3278-18
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