News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
Assault: On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Deputy Benjamin Luffey responded to Anchor of Walden Sierra in Charlotte Hall for the report of an assault. Luffey made contact with the witness who advised that Hussein Waliullah, 36 of Capitol Heights, assaulted the victim in the cafeteria area during breakfast, punching the victim in the head and face multiple times.
The victim was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown for treatment. Waliullah was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown and charged with Second-Degree Assault. Case # 18413-19
Assault: On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Deputy Michael Graves responded to the 23200 block of Colton Point Road in Clements for the report of a disturbance. Graves made contact with two victims that advised they were in an altercation with Terrell Devantee Atkins, 20 of Lexington Park, over cigarettes inside of a vehicle at the residence. A victim advised that Atkins was highly intoxicated and attempted to retrieve the car keys to go buy cigarettes.
After an altercation outside, Atkins tried to enter the residence but could not open the sliding glass door and ultimately shattered it with his hands. Atkins then bit a victim’s finger in an attempt to get the keys, causing a laceration. Atkins was located at his mother’s residence, placed under arrest, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with two counts of Second-Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property less than $1,000. Case # 18521-19
Theft: On Friday, March 29, 2019, DFC John Davis responded to the California Target store for the report of a theft. Davis made contact with the store’s loss prevention employee who advised that Richard Lester Maples, 56 of Mechanicsville, walked past all points of sale with a Fitbit in a shopping cart. When confronted, Maples fled on foot and got into a silver Mazda, which was pulled over on Three Notch Road.
The loss prevention employee also advised that Maples also stole a wifi router on March 23, 2019, which was captured on the store video surveillance system. When advised of the charges, Maples said the items were only a couple hundred dollars. Maples was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with two counts of Theft: $100 to under $1,500 and Theft Scheme: $100 to under $1,500. Case # 18618-19
Theft Scheme: On Friday, March 29, 2019, Deputy Travis Wimberly responded to the BJ’s Wholesale store in California for the report of an employee stealing money over a period of time. The loss prevention officer advised that Rylie Nichole Bowlin, 25 of Mechanicsville, had been taking money from the cash register while doing cash exchanges.
When advised of her Miranda rights, Bowlin admitted that over the course of the past few months she had been stealing money and merchandise from the business. Bowlin was charged with Theft Scheme: $100 to under $1,500. Case # 18623-19
Assault: On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Deputy Dianne Hersh responded to the 26100 block of Tradesman’s Lane in Mechanicsville for the report of an assault. Hersh made contact with the victim who advised that Christian Richard Forest, 31 of Mechanicsville, assaulted the victim during a fight over a cellphone. When the victim tried to move Forest, he struck the victim with a closed fist in the eye, causing bruising.
The victim went to another residence and then later went to the hospital for injuries. Forest was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and was charged with Second-Degree Assault. Case # 18761-19
Trespassing: On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Cpl. Alvin Beishline charged Anthony Charles Wright, 50 of Lexington Park, with Trespass: Private Property at 21628 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Case # 18923-19
Trespassing: On Saturday, March 20, 2019, Cpl. Alvin Beishline charged Timothy Lee Barnes, 54 of Lexington Park, with Trespass: Private Property at 21628 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Case # 18923-19
Theft: On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Deputy Michael Graves responded to the Leonardtown Dollar General store for the report of a theft. The assistant store manager advised that Tracey Marie Nancarrow, 40 of California, concealed fabric softener in her purse. Nancarrow was charged with Theft: Less than $100. Case # 18302-19 (no photo available)
Theft: On Sunday, March 31, 2019, Cpl. David Corcoran responded the California Target store for the report of a theft. The loss prevention employee advised that Mariah Christine Vaughan, 24 of Leonardtown, put numerous health and beauty items into a bag at self checkout and then left the store without paying for them.
Corcoran found Vaughan inside of a gray Ford truck, very disoriented and could not find her ID, purse or phone. She admitted to leaving the store with items without paying by mistake. Vaughan was charged with Theft: Less than $100. Case # 19098-19 (no photo available)
Unlawful taking of a Motor Vehicle: On Sunday, March 31, 2019, Deputy Travis Wimberly and Sgt. William Raddatz approached a parked vehicle with its engine running at Valley Court in Lexington Park. Upon his approach to the vehicle, the operator and front-seat passenger fled the vehicle on foot.
There were two passengers in the rear of the vehicle who were detained by police. A check of the vehicle tag determined that it was stolen. The vehicle, a 2015 Nissan Altima, was also reported as stolen in Prince George’s County.
Brianna Janez Goodman, 19 of Temple Hills, and Austin Dylan Winbush, 19 of Temple Hills, were placed under arrest, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Taking, Theft: $1,500 to under $25,000 and Theft: $100 to under $1,500. Case # 19082-19
Assault: On Sunday, March 31, 2019, Deputy Kyler Kilgore responded to the 22200 block of Goldenroad Drive in Great Mills for the report of an assault. The victim advised that Brett Gunnar Heritage, 24 of Great Mills, assaulted the victim during a verbal dispute over the television. Gunnar spit several times on the victim’s hand and then pushed the victim’s face down with his hands causing a scratch under the eye.
The assault happened while the victim was holding a two-month-old child. Gunnar was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Second-Degree Assault. Case # 19051-19
Trespassing: On Sunday, March 31, 2019, DFC John Davis arrested and charged Jessica Lynne Gibson, 32 of no fixed address, with two counts of Trespassing: Private Property at 45231 Irvings Place in Callaway. Case # 19053-19
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