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A police lookout for a Lexington Park man wanted on charges of violating state sex-offender registry laws was arrested last Thursday, two days after court papers state he ran away from law officers trying to take him into custody at a mobile home near Callaway.
A judge ordered Friday that Dontavious Jerron Holley, 21, be held in jail without bond to await a trial in March on a charge of resisting arrest and three registry violations. He pleaded guilty last summer to two previous registry violations, and court papers state he was released from the jail in Leonardtown on Dec. 14.
Holley went to the sheriff’s office last month and reported that his home address was on Mattapany Road, but police later determined that no one has lived at that address since November, according to a charges application filed by St. Mary’s detective Cpl. William Raddatz.
The detective located Holley on a Facebook page and sent him a message to contact the officer, court papers state, and Holley called him from a residence in Calvert County. Raddatz alleged in the charges application filed last week that Holley refused to provide the Calvert County address and lied about who set up the Facebook page.
Capt. Terry Black of the St. Mary’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations said that police learned that Holley was staying at a home near Callaway, and they went there on Tuesday, Jan. 8, to arrest him.
A woman at the trailer told Raddatz and another officer that Holley was there, court papers state, and they went in to get him.
“He fled out the back door,” Black said.
Raddatz yelled for Holley to stop, but he only did so briefly, court papers state, and law officers could not find him despite an extensive search.
On Thursday afternoon, the sheriff’s office reports, Cpl. Keith Moritz of the agency’s Special Operations Division found and arrested Holley at Liberty Street in Lexington Park, at an apartment that Holley later told court officials is his current address.
Holley’s arrests for failing to comply with the sex-offender registry law date back to the summer of 2011, according to charging papers.
In January 2008, charges against Holley of child sexual abuse and committing a second-degree sexual offense were transferred to juvenile court. Holley, then 16, initially was charged as an adult in district court papers alleging he sodomized a younger boy at a Lexington Park residence.
Raddatz alleged in charging papers last week that Holley was wanted last year for a sex-offender registry violation when he fled to Delaware, where a woman told family members that she was being held against her will, and Holley gave a false name to law officers who found him in a parking lot.