Friday, July 18, 2014

CLEMENTS/LEONARDTOWN BURGLARY SUSPECTS INDICTED


On April 25, 2014, Sheriff’s Office Patrol units responded to the report of a burglary to a private residence in Clements, Maryland.  Deputies determined suspect(s) forced entry into the residence and multiple firearms were stolen.  Further investigation revealed, another theft had occurred previously at the same residence.  The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) for investigation.

On April 28, 2014, Sheriff’s Office Patrol Units and troopers from the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack, responded to a residence in Leonardtown for a reported burglary to a private residence. Suspect(s) forced entry into the residence and multiple electronics were stolen.  Due to similarities in the burglary committed on April 25, 2014 this case was also forwarded to CID for investigation.

During the investigation suspects were identified by detectives and a joint investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.  Multiple search and seizure warrants were executed in Charles County and St. Mary’s County and stolen property recovered.  The cases were presented to the St. Mary’s County Grand Jury in June 2014 and indictments were returned on the following suspects:


Corey Michael Brooks, age 26, of Clements, was charged with:
Burglary - First Degree (2 counts)
Theft: $1,000 to Under $10,000 (2 counts)
Conspiracy / Burglary - First Degree (2 counts)
Conspiracy / Theft: $1,000 to Under $10,000 (3 counts)
Regulated Firearm Stolen - Possess/Sell/Transfer/Dispose Of (1 count)
Corey M. Brooks
 
  
Manda Lee Swider, age 25, of Clements, was charged with: 
Burglary - First Degree (2 counts)
Theft: $1,000 to Under $10,000 (2 counts)
Conspiracy / Burglary - First Degree (2 counts)
Conspiracy / Theft: $1,000 to Under $10,000 (3 counts)
Regulated Firearm Stolen - Possess/Sell/Transfer/Dispose Of (1 count)
Manda L. Swinder
                                                                                                                              
 
Montina Dorsel Knight, age 25, of Leonardtown, was charged with:
Burglary - First Degree (2 counts)
Theft: $1,000 to Under $10,000 (2 counts)
Conspiracy / Burglary - First Degree (2 counts)
Conspiracy / Theft: $1,000 to Under $10,000 (2 counts)
Regulated Firearm Stolen - Possess/Sell/Transfer/Dispose Of (1 count)

Montina D. Knight
                                                                                                                           

Louis Eugene Messineo, age 45, of Leonardtown, was charged with:
Burglary - First Degree (2 counts)
Theft: $1,000 to Under $10,000 (2 counts)
Conspiracy / Burglary - First Degree (2 counts)
Conspiracy / Theft $1,000 to Under $10,000 (2 counts)
Conspiracy / Theft Under $1,000 (1 count)
Regulated Firearm Stolen - Possess/Sell/Transfer/Dispose Of (1 count)
Regulated Firearm - Illegal Possession (1 count)
Firearm Possession with Felony Conviction (1 count)
 
Louis E. Messineo

                                                                                                                         
All four suspects are currently incarcerated under no bond on the indictments.

Captain Terry L. Black
Commander
Criminal Investigations Division
301-475-4200 Ext. 1925

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