Police briefs

Friday, July 24, 2009

Leonardtown man charged with assault

David Matthew Morley, 30, of Leonardtown has been charged through a summons with a second-degree assault offense obtained by St. Mary's detectives after a woman was injured outside her home.

Investigators met with Gudlaug Hanna Lytle at a hospital where staples were applied to close a severe injury to her head, court papers state, after the suspect allegedly trapped her arm in a truck on July 3 by rolling up a window, and he put the truck in drive to travel down MacArthur Boulevard in California at a high rate of speed.

The woman told police that she held onto the suspect to keep from being thrown from the vehicle, until a passenger pulled her hands away from him and she fell to the ground, striking her head on the pavement, according to a charges application filed by detective Cpl. Vyvyan Walker.

Man charged with burglary

Steven Michael Curtis, 22, of Lexington Park was jailed this week in lieu of $25,000 bond on charging papers alleging he broke into a home in the Helen community earlier this month and stole three rifles, money, a computer and an all-terrain vehicle. Curtis planned the break-in at Wallace Johnson's home with the knowledge that Johnson was away on vacation, according to charging papers filed by detective Cpl. David Alexander. Curtis was the fourth burglary suspect arrested during the past week by detectives with the St. Mary's Bureau of Criminal Investigations. They requested Wednesday that any victim of a burglary in the last two months, who may be able to help identify recovered evidence, call 301-475-4200, ext. 9119.

Gun violations alleged

Demetrick Nathrio Maddox, 22, of Great Mills was jailed this week in lieu of $45,000 bond on weapons charges in court papers alleging police found a handgun Monday in a parking lot where he had been standing at Chancellor's Run Court. Maddox is a convicted felon on parole for robbery and was in illegal possession of the firearm, according to charging papers.

Charges filed after raid

Thomas Sebastian Gough, 44, of Leonardtown was released on personal recognizance after his arrest on charges of the unlawful possession of a firearm and the possession of cocaine from a July 17 police raid at a residence. St. Mary's narcotics detectives found a digital scale with suspected cocaine residue during their search of the home on Newtowne Neck Road, and a shotgun also was seized, according to court papers. Detectives report that almost $1,500 also was seized during the raid.