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The Southern Calvert Gazette Newspaper

Posted on November 07, 2013

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Nov. 7, 2013)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of October 28 through November 3, deputies responded to 1,331 calls for service throughout the community.

John Warhurst was arrested in Calvert Co. for sixteen counts of sex offenses, including "sex offense involving a minor." He has been suspended without pay and stripped of his police powers. (Arrest photos)
John Warhurst, 42, of Chesapeake Beach, a lieutenant with the P.G. County Police Dept., was arrested in Calvert Co. for sixteen counts of sex offenses, including "sex offense involving a minor." He has been suspended without pay and stripped of his police powers. (Arrest photos)

P.G. COUNTY POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ON SEX CHARGES: On November 05, detectives served an arrest warrant on John Warhurst, 42, of Chesapeake Beach, for sixteen counts of sex offenses to include 2nd degree sex offense, conspiracy to commit a sex offense in the 2nd degree, sex offense involving a minor, sex abuse to a minor, second degree rape, conspiracy to commit rape in the second degree, assault in the second degree, and various 3rd degree sex offenses. These offenses began in 2008 and have continued throughout that time.

During this investigation, it was determined that Warhurst is a Prince George's County police officer. After contacting county officials within the police department, they assisted and were transparent and cooperative in our efforts to get resolution to this arrest.

Warhurst is being held on a $100,000 bond. Detective Sergeant T. Fridman is the lead investigator in this case.

Press release from the Prince Georges County Police Department in regards to John Warhurst:

The Prince George's County Police Department has suspended a 21-year veteran of the department after the Calvert County Sheriff's Office charged him with multiple counts of sexual assault and other offenses.

The Calvert County Sheriff s Office arrested Lieutenant John Warhurst on November 5, 2013. He is assigned to District IV in the Bureau of Patrol. The PGPD immediately suspended the 42-year-old's police powers upon learning of the allegations. The Prince George's County Police Department has fully cooperated with and will continue to cooperate with the CCSO during its investigation. The PGPD will await the outcome of the criminal case against the officer and will then take appropriate administrative action. The officer has been suspended without pay.

Today, Police Chief Mark Magaw issued a statement reading, "This police department takes very seriously our mission of constitutional, professional and ethical policing. We strive to be transparent in everything we do. This is our unwavering commitment to the community we serve."


CDS VIOLATION CASE #13-63661: On October 28 shortly before midnight, Dep. L. Wood conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Rousby Hall and H.G. Trueman Roads in Lusby. She found the driver, identified as Jessica Lyn Dayhoff, 23 of Upper Marlboro, to be in possession of suspected drugs and charged her with possession of a schedule I drug; Marijuana, in the amount less than 10 grams.

Terrence David Brooks, 32 of Prince Frederick, Md.
Terrence David Brooks, 32 of Prince Frederick. (Arrest photos)

CDS VIOLATION CASE #13-64066: At 8:07 p.m. on October 30, DFC A. Woodford responded to the parking lot of the Peking Inn on Chesapeake Beach Road in Chesapeake Beach for a citizen complaint of a suspicious vehicle. The complainant advised that he observed a vehicle driving slowly back and forth on Dumbarton Drive in Dunkirk and he followed the suspect vehicle to the parking lot. Woodford approached the suspect vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Terrence David Brooks, 32 of Prince Frederick. Brooks was evasive during questioning and was found to be driving on a suspended and revoked license. Brooks then put his hand in his pocket and was told to keep them out of his pocket but he refused. He then became combative and tried to flee, however, he was subdued and found to be in possession of suspected drugs. Brooks was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, possession of a schedule I drug; Marijuana, possession of a schedule II drug; Phencyclidine, in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute, possession of a schedule II drug; Cocaine, in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of phencyclidine and possession of Marijuana in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #13-64348: Someone smashed the rear glass door of a home in the 5200 block of Knights Bridge Court in St. Leonard sometime between October 28 and November 1 causing $1,000 in damage. It does not appear that entry was made into the home. DFC J. Bell is investigating.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #13-64413: Unknown suspect(s) stole a wallet containing cash from inside an unlocked vehicle that was parked outside a home in the 1500 block of Dogwood Road in St. Leonard. DFC J. Bell is investigating the theft that occurred overnight between October 29 and 30.

David Eugene Gosnell, 61 of St. Leonard, Md.
David Eugene Gosnell, 61 of St. Leonard. (Arrest photos)

ASSAULT CASE #13-64488: DFC A. Clas responded to the Gateway Restaurant in Port Republic on November 2 at 1:30 a.m. for the report of a man with a gun. Upon arrival, Clas made contact with patrons and employees of the establishment who advised that a customer, identified as David Eugene Gosnell, 61 of St. Leonard, had gotten into a verbal argument with other patrons and was asked to leave. When the other patrons left the bar and went into the parking lot, they observed Gosnell standing there with what appeared to be a gun. The patrons then went back inside and locked the doors and called police. Gosnell was not on the scene and he was not located at his residence. A warrant for his arrest was obtained and telephone contact was later made with Gosnell by Det. H. Rich of the C.I.T. Gosnell turned himself in and has been charged with four counts of second degree assault, four counts of reckless endangerment, handgun on person, disorderly conduct, and four counts of alcoholic beverage/intoxication: endanger. The weapon, which was recovered, was determined to be a power drill extender which has a dull black finish and a barrel-like end, resembling a gun.

Bradley James McCullough, 31 of Prince Frederick, Md.
Bradley James McCullough, 31 of Prince Frederick. (Arrest photos)

WEAPON VIOLATION CASE #13-64683: On November 3 at 1:17 a.m. DFC W. Wells conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Md. Rt. 4 near Md. Rt. 231 in Prince Frederick. Wells observed a case of ammunition on the passenger side dashboard and a large black gun case in the front passenger area. The driver, who was cooperative, stated there was a handgun in the glove box. Wells asked the driver, identified as Bradley James McCullough, 31 of Prince Frederick, to exit the vehicle at which time McCullough stated that he had a loaded handgun on his right side. McCullough did not have a gun permit for the state of Maryland. McCullough was charged with wear and carry a handgun concealed on his person, transport a handgun in a vehicle, and wear, carry and transport a handgun on his person.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #13-64713: Unknown person(s) spray painted a home's door and siding and four vehicles in the driveway with black paint overnight between November 2 and 3 in the 11800 block of Arrowhead Trail in Lusby causing $7,500 in damage. Dep. S. Moran is investigating.

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://somd.me/presumed-innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at http://somd.me/mdcasesearch . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at http://somd.me/expungeme .

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