St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 22, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On June 18, Deputy Foor responded to St. Mary's Hospital for a report of an assault. Deputy Foor contacted the victim who reported she was involved in a verbal dispute with David Michael Faxon, Sr., 26 of Lexington Park, over relationship issues. The verbal dispute took place at a residence located in Lexington Park. The verbal dispute escalated into a physical assault when Faxon grabbed the victim by the hair and slammed her head onto the floor several times. The victim managed to break away from Faxon's grasp and fled into the bedroom. Faxon followed the victim into the bedroom and again assaulted the victim by choking her. The victim grabbed a pair of scissors and stabbed Faxon in the arm to get her off from on top of her. The victim stated she sustained a laceration on her finger and hand as a result of a struggle with Faxon over the scissors. The victim went to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment and reported the assault. Deputy Foor contacted David Faxon at the residence in Lexington Park. Faxon had an injury to the arm consistent with a stab wound. When Deputy Foor asked Faxon how he sustained the injury. Faxon reported he tripped over a rug and fell on a pair of scissors. Faxon denied any altercation with the victim. Faxon was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On June 18, Deputy Nielson responded to the CVS Pharmacy in Lexington Park for a report of an impaired driver. St. Mary's County Emergency Communication Center dispatched a lookout for a white female operating a gold Nissan with Maryland registration. It was reported the female driver almost struck several individuals with her vehicle as she pulled into the CVS parking lot. As Deputy Nielson arrived at the CVS he observed a white female walking from a gold vehicle heading into the CVS. Deputy Nielson was approached a witness who identified the female as the operator of the gold Nissan who almost hit his vehicle. Deputy Nielson contacted the female who was identified as Jennifer Marie Money, 25 of Lexington Park. As Deputy Nielson spoke with Money, he noticed she displayed slurred speech and blood shot eyes with constricted pupils. Money appeared to have difficulty comprehending Deputy Nielson's questions and locating her driver's license. Further investigation revealed Money had taken prescription medication earlier in the day. As Deputy Nielson was speaking with Ms. Money, she was nervous and kept fidgeting with her purse. When Deputy Nielson asked to see the contents of Money's purse, she became agitated and pulled the purse away. Fearing for his safety, Deputy Nielson took the purse from Money and looked inside. The purse contained several prescription bottles with a variety of pills contained within each bottle. Deputy Nielson contacted the Poison Control Center and identified the pills. The narcotics contained in the prescription bottle did not match the name of the narcotics listed on the bottle. Money was given a standard field sobriety test. As a result of the test she was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, two counts of possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, and driving while impaired.

THEFT SCHEME, CREDIT CARD FRAUD, THEFT: On or about May 20, the victim lost her Navy Federal Credit Union ATM card in St. Mary's County, but did not discover it missing until May 22, when numerous fraudulent charges appeared in her checking account. The victim's debit card was used to make purchases for food, clothing and nail services throughout St. Mary's County. Cpl. Corcoran began a theft investigation and discovered the victim's debit card had been used at Marshall's, Asahi Steakhouse, Kreative Nails, Beauty Spot, Wendy's, K-Mart, McDonald, WaWa and the Quick Shop. Several other purchases were also made in Charles and Prince George's County. Corporal Corcoran contacted the businesses, reviewed the in store surveillance video and developed three possible female suspects in the case. The video surveillance showed all three females signing the victim's name to the debit card purchases. On June 18, two of the suspects returned to Kreative Nails. Corporal Corcoran responded to Kreative Nails and identified April Lavonne Jones, 27 of Lexington Park, and Brooke Denise McWhorter, 26 of Great Mills, as two of the three females who committed the thefts. Jones and McWhorter used the victim's stolen debit card to make approximately $1300 worth of purchases within St. Mary's County. In addition, Jones and McWhorter used the stolen debit card to make purchases outside of the county in excess of $1,000. Jones and McWhorter were arrested and charged with theft scheme, theft by misrepresenting themselves as the owner of the debit card to obtain goods or services over $1,000, and theft under $100.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, TRESPASSING: On June 19, Deputies Flelage and Thompson responded to the A&E Motel in Lexington Park for a report of a domestic assault. As Deputy Flelage arrived on the scene he observed two individuals matching the description of the individuals involved in the assault. Deputy Flelage observed the male, later identified as John William Carey, 23 of no fixed address, push the female causing her to fall into the street. Both Carey and the female, identified as Carys Ann Shields, 19 of Great Mills, were extremely intoxicated. Deputy Thompson attempted to speak with Shields about the assault, but she refused to cooperate and stated Carey only grabbed her out of the street to "save her." Deputy Flelage arrested Carey and charged him with second degree assault. The management of the A&E Motel wanted Shields to leave the property. Deputy Thompson told Shields she was to leave the property of the motel and not return. Shields initially left the property but immediately turned around and reentered the parking lot of the motel. Shields was arrested and charged with trespassing.

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