Assault – On April 7, 2015, Corporal Smolarsky responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Reginald Deante Thomas, age 24, of Great Mills, struck the victim inmate in the face with his fists. Thomas was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #19495-15
Assault – On April 8, 2015, Deputy Kevin Molitor met with a victim at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Leonardtown. The victim alleged suspect Janet Ann Bender, age 59, of Lexington Park, sprayed the victim in the face with air freshener and tried to hit the victim with a bottle during an argument. Bender was located and placed under arrest. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #19889-15
Violation Protective Order – On April 9, 2015, Deputy S. Cameron made contact with a victim in the Lexington Park area reporting a violation of a protective order. The victim alleged suspect Paul Clements Tippett JR., age 48, of Loveville, contacted the victim in violation of an active protective order. The victim alleged the suspect made statements over the phone in violation of the order. The victim also alleged Tippett was in possession of firearms even though the order directed him to surrender all firearms. Deputy Cameron determined Tippett was in possession of 21 firearms after having been served the order of protection. Tippett was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. All firearms were confiscated. He was charged with Violation of Protective Order. CASE #20017-15
Paul Tippett JR.
Theft – On April 9, 2015, Deputy Lawrence responded to the Food Lion located on Great Mills Road, for a reported theft. A store employee alleged suspect Sheila Marie Hardesty, age 51, of Lexington Park, placed items of merchandise in her handbag. After making a purchase, Hardesty failed to pay for the items concealed in the handbag. Hardesty was charged with Theft Under $100 by criminal citation. CASE #19983-15