A 19-year-old man remains in custody at St. Mary's County Detention Center after possibly witnessing a fatal drug overdose. Investigators at the scene allegedly found the man to be in possession of prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia. Though the details of his charges are unclear, reports indicate that the man was charged with a drug crime.
A man who is facing charges in connection with an August assault on a Maryland state delegate pleaded guilty on Jan. 10 to one count of drug possession. According to a police report, the man, who is the delegate's neighbor, allegedly assaulted the delegate by hitting him, pushing him into a pier and commanding his large bulldog to attack the delegate. The delegate's account of the Aug. 18 assault has been verified by two witnesses. The delegate says that he escaped the attack by swimming underneath the piers of several neighbors.
A teacher at Briggs Chaney Middle School in Silver Spring was taken into custody on Jan. 8 and has been charged with three counts of second degree assault and one count of false imprisonment, according to news sources. The charges stemmed from separate incidents, and three of the man's co-workers have alleged that the man made unwanted physical contact with them in August and September 2013.
A 48-year-old woman was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis following a confrontation with police. After being reported for attempting to shoot her boyfriend, a judge said that the woman was a danger to herself and other people. She has been charged with attempted murder, firearm possession with a felony conviction, assault and failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order.
In January 2013, a man from Chaptico was taken into police custody for allegedly firing a gun at his sister's home. The 53-year-old local ended up spending almost a year in jail before going to trial for reckless endangerment and a felony charge of unlawfully possessing a firearm.