Deputies Respond to Gunshot and Find Crackheads

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Deputy Angela Muller was patrolling in the area of Kavanaugh Road in Mechanicsville. Deputy Muller heard what sounded to be a gun shot coming from a residence on Kavanaugh Road and observed two (2) people running from the house. Deputy Muller later identified the parties as Suspect James Sterling Thompson and Suspect Helen Theresa Joy when she stopped the vehicle they fled from the scene in. Suspect Thompson was found to be wanted on a Bench Warrant for failing to appear in court on 08-10-05. A search incident to arrest netted a smoking device, crack cocaine and money that Suspect Thompson attempted to toss away from his possession. Suspect Joy's car was searched and a smoking device was located. Both Suspects were arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Suspect Thompson was charged with Failing to Appear, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and Possession of CDS and is currently awaiting a court date. Suspect Joy was charged with Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana and is currently awaiting a court date.

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