Prince Frederick man charged in California drive-by shooting

News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE July 14, 2019:  On July 12, 2019, with the assistance of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Timmy Harrod Jr. ,age 21 of Prince Frederick, was arrested and charged with the following crimes:

  • Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime
  • Loaded Handgun on Person
  • Handgun on Person
  • Handgun in Vehicle
  • Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree

Harrod is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office thanks the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in locating and apprehending Harrod.


Leonardtown, MD- On July 10, 2019, at approximately 2:20 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Urgent Care located in Solomons for a reported shooting.

The preliminary investigation determined a male victim age 18, was traveling in a vehicle in the area of Route 4 and Lou’s Way in California when an unknown vehicle pulled alongside the victim and began shooting. The victim was shot and sustained life-threatening injuries.  

The victim was flown to an area trauma center and is in stable condition.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at (301) 475-4200 extension *1996 or by email at Melissa.Hulse@stmarysmd.com.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).  Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at davidhiggins@southernmarylandchronicle.com

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II




© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.