On March 10, 2016, detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office received a complaint referencing a correctional officer, employed by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, being in a romantic relationship with a former inmate. The investigation revealed the suspect, Correctional Officer Bryce Patrick Clover, a 25-year-old male, did engage in a sexual relationship with an adult female prisoner. As part of her sentencing, the inmate was attending the NorthStar Treatment Center in Charlotte Hall, where she was given day passes to go to work and visit family.
While off duty, Clover met the inmate and engaged in sexual activities while she was still under court order.
The charge of a correctional officer having sex with an inmate was applied for and issued by the District Court Commissioner. A summons was issued and served on the suspect on March 15, 2016.