St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 14, 2015)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

MECHANICSVILLE 7-11 ROBBED: On June 13 at 4:04 a.m., a white male suspect entered the 7-11 located in the median on Three Notch Road, armed with a knife. The suspect encountered the clerk and demanded money from the register. The clerk complied and the suspect fled out of the store. The suspect was seen entering a silver, possibly Dodge Ram truck.

Surveillance camera photo.
Surveillance camera photo.

The suspect was described at being approximately 5'10" to 6'00" in height, with a heavy set build, and walking with a limp. He was wearing blue jeans, a black long sleeved shirt, a blue bandanna covering the crown of his head, and a red bandanna covering the lower portion of his face.

Deputies responded to the scene and conducted an extensive search of the area for the suspect with negative results. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation is ongoing at the time of the publishing of this press release.

Detectives are asking for the witness, who provided first responding deputies with information to please contact the Sheriff's Office duty officer as soon as possible at 301.475.4040 or Detective Cory Ellis as 301.475.4200 x9125.

Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying this suspect. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect, about this robbery, the robbery of the Mechanicsville Burchmart on 6-10-15 or the Dollar General Store robbery from 6/11/2015, to call the Sheriff's Office duty officer at 301.475.4040, Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x 9125, or Crime Solvers at 301.475.3333 - callers To Crime Solvers can remain anonymous and calls are not recorded.

MECHANICSVILLE ROBBERIES: On June 10th at 11:53 p.m., the Burchmart on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville was robbed. On June 11th at 8:25 a.m., the Dollar General store on Old Village Road in Mechanicsville, was also robbed.

After further review of video surveillance and interviews with witnesses, detectives believe the same suspect is responsible for both robberies. Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying this suspect. Please, take another look at the video below, which is better quality.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30's to early 40's, approximately 6 feet 1 inch in height, with a large build, and graying facial hair or short beard. The suspect may also walk with a altered stride or wide gate.

The following video footage and still images are of the suspect from the Dollar General robbery. The second video clip is the same footage in slow motion.

The Criminal Investigations Division is asking for patrons, who may have been at the Burchmart, Dollar General, or in the area of either business around the time of the robberies, to contact Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x9125.

UPDATE: DOMESTIC ASSAULT/STABBING ON RUSTIC WAY: On June 3 at 10:26 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Rustic Way for a reported stabbing. The investigation revealed a 35-year-old male who resides at the address came home intoxicated. He began to argue with a female victim in the home. The argument turned physical when the male began to strike the female repeatedly then drag her from the bed. A 14-year-old male, who also resides in the home, retrieved a knife and stabbed the older male in the back several times. The older male was subsequently transported to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital by the female for treatment, prior to deputies arriving on the scene. He was then transferred to an area hospital for further treatment; his wounds were not considered to be life-threatening. The case was reviewed by State's Attorney's Office personnel who advised to charge the male juvenile with 2nd Degree Assault. The juvenile was charged and released to a relative. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. CASE #32559-15.

Robert Steven Lacey, Sr., age 35, of Hollywood, Md.
Robert Steven Lacey, Sr., age 35, of Hollywood, Md.

On June 4, Corporal Doug Harris, domestic violence coordinator, submitted an application charging suspect Robert Steven Lacey, Sr., age 35, of Hollywood, with 2nd Degree Assault. An arrest warrant was issued by the District Court Commissioner. Lacey is referred to as the older male in the original press release. On June 9, Lacey was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where the warrant was served.

Incident Briefs

6/11/2015 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle behind Rondevous Bar on Point Lookout Road, and stole a wallet. CASE #34195-15.

6/12/2015 COUNTERFEIT: An unidentified black male suspect attempted to pass counterfeit bills at the Pizza Hut located in St. Mary's Square. CASE #34256-15.

6/12/2015 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) shattered a window to a vehicle parked in front of Maximum Gym in San Souci Plaza and stole a purse. CASE #34262-15.

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: 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 . 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 .

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