Incident Briefs and Mugshots provided courtesy of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
Drug Arrest- On September 5, 2019, detectives from the Vice Narcotics Division executed a search warrant in the 2300 block of Spalding Lane in Leonardtown. Located in a bedroom at the residence was a homemade CDS smoking device that contained suspected cocaine residue.
Brian Christopher Hancock, age 40 of Leonardtown, was determined to be the owner of the recovered property. Hancock was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia. CASE# 47670-19
The visible injury was observed to the victim and Torres-Martinez was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. CASE# 51224-19
Assault- On September 6, 2019, Dep. Burgess responded to the 45000 block of Lord Baltimore Way in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. The investigation determined Ovidio Torres-Martinez, age 30 of Lexington Park, grabbed the victim by the hair, threw the victim to the ground, and struck the victim in the face.
Assault- On September 6, 2019, Dep. Henry responded to the 45600 block of Buckshot Way in Great Mills, for the reported disturbance. The investigation determined Christina NMN Bechas, age 54 of Great Mills, assaulted the victim during an argument by striking the victim in the head with a glass bottle.
The visible injury was observed, and Bechas was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. CASE# 51069-19
Drug/Assault Arrest- On September 8, 2019, Dep. Beyer responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance. The investigation determined Sherman Leroy Mackall, age 59 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by punching the victim in the face, causing visible injury.
Mackall was taken into custody and a CDS smoking device containing suspected cocaine was located in Mackall’s front pocket. Mackall was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia. CASE# 51511-19
Property Destruction- On September 8, 2019, Cpl. Seyfried responded to the 21800 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance. The investigation determined Antoine Keith Mackall, age 25 of Lusby, arrived at the establishment looking for another individual. When Mackall wasn’t provided with a room number, he began going door to door banging on all doors and causing a disturbance.
At one point, Mackall picked up a trashcan and threw the trashcan into a window, breaking the window. When Mackall was located he provided officers a false name; through the investigation, Mackall’s correct identity was discovered. Mackall was charged with Fraud-Person Identity to Avoid Prosecution. CASE# 51537-19
09/08/19- Douglas Lee Oliver Jr., age 29 of no fixed address– Carjacking, Motor Vehicle Unlawful Taking, Unauthorized Removal of Motor Vehicle, Assault 1st Degree, Reckless Endangerment, and Assault 2nd Degree by Cpl. Seyfried# 217. CASE# 50468-19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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