News Release, St. Mary’s County sheriff’s Office
Illegal Possession of Ammunition– On June 5, 2019, Dep. Luffey responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance. Contact was made with Martell D Angelo Morgan, age 31 of Piney Point.
Morgan was creating a disturbance and when taken into custody, a box of ammunition was located in his pants pocket. A check revealed Morgan is prohibited from possessing ammunition or a firearm due to previous offenses. Morgan was arrested and charged with Illegal Possession of Ammunition. CASE# 32612-19
Theft- On June 6, 2019, Dep. Forinash responded to the 46200 block of Lexington Village Way in California for a reported theft. Investigation determined Jennie Neva McGraw, age 37 of Newburg, was confronted by store security after she attempted to leave the store with numerous items that had not been purchased and hidden on her person and in her bag. McGraw fled the store and was located nearby.
When taken into custody McGraw was in possession of suspected cocaine as well as a CDS smoking device containing suspected cocaine residue. McGraw was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia and Theft. CASE# 32774-19
Assault- On June 6, 2019, Dep. Luffey responded to the 45700 block of Oregon Way in Lexington Park for the reported disturbance. Investigation determined Hannah Rose Whitman, age 20 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim during an argument by striking the victim multiple times.
Whitman was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. CASE# 32843-19
Drug Arrest- On June 7, 2019, Cpl. Corcoran responded to the 22000 block of St. John’s Circle in Great Mills for the reported check the welfare of an individual in a vehicle. Contact was made with Steven Rene Tharpe Jr., age 29 of Great Mills. Tharpe had an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation.
Tharpe was arrested on the outstanding warrant and located in plain view in Tharpe’s vehicle was a plastic baggie containing suspected cocaine and a syringe. A CDS smoking device was also located in the vehicle containing suspected CDS residue. Tharpe was arrested and charged with CDS: Possess- Not Marijuana, two counts of CDS: Possess-Paraphernalia and served the Violation of Probation warrant. CASE# 32904-19
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