Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Great Mills Man Arrested for Armed Robbery


On June 13, 2022, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21200 block of Mayfaire Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported robbery. The victim advised she met the suspect in the parking lot and got into his vehicle to purchase property.  During the transaction, the suspect produced a firearm and threatened the victim and stole U.S. currency from the victim. Investigation determined the suspect involved to be Jaonta Amin Thompson, age 21 of Great Mills.

On June 21, 2022, Thompson was located and arrested. Thompson was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, and charged with the following:

Armed Robbery


Assault First Degree

Assault Second Degree

Thompson remains incarcerated at the detention center on a no-bond status.

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Jaonta Amin Thompson