DOMESTIC ASSAULT – On November 6, 2014, Deputy Beasley responded to a residence on Maple Road in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim reported suspect Joseph Wade Barnes, 50, of Lexington Park, contacted the victim in violation of an active Peace Order. Barnes followed the victim demanding tools he alleged belonged to him be returned. During the dispute over the tools, Barnes pushed the victim with his hands and took tools from the victim’s vehicle. Barnes was subsequently located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault, Theft Under $100, and Peace Order Violation.
1st DEGREE ASSAULT – On November 8, 2014, deputies responded to the area of Hancock Road in Lexington Park, for the report of a man with a gun. 3 victims alleged suspect Shaune Donnell Carter, 24, of Bryans Road, retrieved a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at them during an argument. Carter then left the scene in a vehicle. Corporal Kirkner saw the vehicle heading northbound on Route 235 in the area of Route 4 and was able to stop the vehicle. A semi-automatic handgun was subsequently found in the front passenger seat. The handgun was registered to Carter. 2 loaded handgun magazines were recovered in the center console. A loaded 12 gauge shotgun with a sawed off barrel was found inside a suitcase in the trunk of the vehicle. The investigation revealed the shotgun belonged to another passenger in the vehicle suspect Preston Shaquonte Nunnally, 20, of Bryans Road.
Carter was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 4 COUNTS 1st Degree Assault, 4 COUNTS 2nd Degree Assault, Wear Dangerous Weapon, Transporting Dangerous Weapon, and Carry Handgun on person.
Nunnally was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Possession of a Short Barreled Shotgun.
ASSAULT ON POLICE – On November 9, 2014, deputies responded to a residence on Hummingbird Court in Mechanicsville, for a disturbance. On arrival, they encountered suspect Scott Edward Massey, 33, of Mechanicsville, who appeared to be intoxicated and was attempting to make entry into the residence. While deputies investigated the incident, Massey repeatedly yelled loudly at the deputies on the scene. He then took an aggressive stance and grabbed Corporal Harris around the shoulders. Corporal Harris broke free from Massey. After a short struggle, Massey was placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order.