Mugshots are a courtesy of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office

Man assaults victim with cinder block, attempts to disarm an officer

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

On July 25, 2019, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Maryland State Police responded to the 20600 block of Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.  

As Corporal Maloy was arriving on the scene he observed the suspect, later identified as Mitchell William Donnelly, age 25 of Lexington Park, strike the victim in the head with a cinder block.  Cpl. Maloy attempted to take Donnelly into custody, at which time Donnelly began to actively resist.

Mugshots are a courtesy of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Additional law enforcement arrived on scene to assist, and Donnelly grabbed the holster of a Maryland State Police Trooper; Donnelly would not relinquish the holster until his hand was forcibly removed.

Donnelly was ultimately taken into custody and charged with the following:

  • Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Attempt to Disarm a Law Enforcement Officer

According to the victim, Donnelly also bit and punched the victim in the face.  The victim was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment.

Donnelly is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no-bond status.

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