On October 28, 2015, at 10:02 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the CVS located at 26020 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the report of an armed robbery. A black male suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded cash and other items from the victim, an employee of CVS.
Witness information led to the quick location and arrest of one suspect in the armed robbery, Trevone Demone Butler, age 25, of Lexington Park. Detectives determined Butler was the driver of the vehicle used to facilitate the robbery. However, the identity of the second suspect who had entered the CVS remained under investigation by Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID).
On November 4, 2015, CID Detectives, assisted by members of the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team (EST), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Washington/Baltimore High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Leonardtown MD. Quantaz Lamar Shields, age 28, of Prince George's County, was located inside the residence and subsequently placed under arrest. Detective’s search of the residence resulted in the recovery of evidence from the CVS robbery.
Shields was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with:
· Armed Robbery
· Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery
· Theft $1,000 to less than $10,000
· Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony/Violent Crime
· Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Person
|Quantaz Lamar Shields, age 28, of Prince George's County|
The investigation into this and similar armed robberies continues by detectives and the FBI. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Corporal David Alexander at 301-475-4200, ext 1954.