1st Degree Assault – On June 30, 2014 Corporal Kirkner responded to a residence on Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood for an assault. The victim alleged suspect Howard Dale Woods Jr., 49, of Hollywood, backed his truck into the victim after an argument. The victim fell to the ground while attempting to move out of the path of the truck. Woods was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Failure to Remain on the Scene of an Accident (traffic charge).
ASSAULT – On July 2, 2014, Deputy Manns responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed inmates Patrick James Hutching, 31, of Leonardtown, and Tyler Allen Messick, 22, of Leonardtown, engaged in several mutual fights during an extended period of time. Hutching and Messick were both charged with 2nd Degree Assault on DOC Employee (inmate).