Thursday, June 4, 2015

Arrests 6-4-15

First Degree Assault – On May 29, 2015, Deputy Steinbach responded to a residence on Gerard’s Cove Road in Abell, for a domestic assault in progress with a knife. On arrival, suspect Michael Aquedo Torres, age 39, of Abell, was being restrained by a male victim inside the home. Torres was taken into custody after a brief struggle with deputies. The investigation revealed Torres pushed the first male victim during an argument over Torres’ alleged drug abuse. A short time later, a female victim confronted Torres at which time he pushed her to the floor damaging personal property of the victim’s in the process. After learning about the two victims being assaulted by Torres, a third male victim confronted Torres. Torres pulled out a knife and threatened the third victim. The third victim was able to disarm Torres and restrain him until deputies arrived. Torres was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault and Resisting Arrest. CASE #31421-15

Michael Torres


Assault – On May 30, 2015, Corporal Moritz responded to a residence on Suwanne Place in Lexington Park for a disturbance. The victim alleged suspect Tyriel Lavar Gantt, age 18, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the face with his hand. He then pushed the victim to the floor by the neck causing the victim to hit the bathtub. Corporal Moritz observed injuries on the victim consistent with the allegations. Gantt was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #31613-15
Tyriel Gantt


Disorderly Conduct/Assault on Police Officer – On May 30, 2015, Corporal O’Connor responded to the Seabreeze Restaurant after callers reported an intoxicated female walking in the roadway on Sandgates Road. Corporal O’Connor located the female, identified as Amy Michelle Drye, age 35, of Broomes Island. Drye was wearing little clothing and appeared to be heavily intoxicated. Corporal O’Connor attempted to find her a ride home, however she remained uncooperative after friends and family refused to pick her up. Drye began to scream obscenities at another person in the area. She was told to stop several times by Corporal O’Connor but refused. Corporal O’Connor placed Drye under arrest for public intoxication. As Corporal O’Connor began to search Drye, she tried to kick Corporal O’Connor several times and missed. Drye was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Public Intoxication; Endangerment, 2nd Degree Assault, and Disorderly Conduct. CASE #31668-15
Amy Drye


Hindering/Resisting Arrest – On May 31, 2015, deputies were investigating a burglary to a residence located on Castaway Circle in Lexington Park, when a crowd began to form outside of the home. During the course of the investigation, Corporal Vizzosi identified a male juvenile as a suspect in the burglary. He approached the juvenile to place him under arrest. At that time, a female identified as Lakeisha Lashawn Kelson, age 28, of Lexington Park, pushed Corporal Vizzosi and began pulling the juvenile away. Corporal Moritz and Trooper Ganeshananda grabbed Kelson and attempted to place her under arrest. Kelson resisted arrested by continuing to pull away from officers and push her body off the hood of the police car. Kelson was placed under arrest after a short struggle. As a result, the crowd grew larger. K9 units had to respond to keep the crowd back in order to continue the investigation. Kelson was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Obstructing/Hindering, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct. CASE #31808-15
Lakeisha Kelson


Violation Protective Order – On May 28, 2015, Deputy Logue responded to a residence on Breton Beach Road in Leonardtown, for a reported violation of a protective order. The victim alleged suspect Thomas Edward Higgs, age 61, of Leonardtown, came to door and asked for a cup of coffee in violation of an active protective order. The order states Higgs is not allowed on the victim’s property. Higgs was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation of Protective Order. CASE #30998-15
Thomas Higgs


Assault – On June 1, 2015, deputies responded to a residence on Gunther Drive in Mechanicsville, for a domestic assault in progress. The victim alleged suspect David Eric Bishop, age 42, of Mechanicsville, became angry after the victim asked him to take a urine test for drugs. Bishop took the test and gave it to the victim. The victim ran from the home and was chased down by Bishop. The victim and Bishop wrestled over the drug test and were eventually separated by other family members. The victim had visible injuries as a result of being taken to the ground. Bishop was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault by Corporal J. Yingling. CASE #32013-15
David Bishop



Assault – On June 1, 2015, Deputy Schultz responded to a residence on Suwanne Place in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Tyriel Lavar Gantt, age 18, of Lexington Park, walked up and slapped the victim in the face, twice. Gantt then walked into the house and broke one of the window panes in the door with his fist. Gantt was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #31894-15 
Tyriel Gantt

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