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Attempted assault with knife alleged

Roland Louis Fenwick, 49, remained in St. Mary’s jail in lieu of $25,000 bond after a court hearing Monday on charging papers alleging he tried to cut the mother of their two children with a 12-inch knife the day before, at their home at Langley trailer park.

On Sunday, court papers state, Brittany Knott called for police to come to the residence when Fenwick went into a bedroom to get a knife during an argument. Charging papers allege that he grabbed her around the neck, brandished the knife and “attempted to stab her ... with the knife, but was unsuccessful.”

Law officers arriving at the scene were told that Fenwick had driven to another trailer park off Great Mills Road, where he was taken into custody, according to a statement of probable cause filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s Cpl. D.T. Ross.

Father, son charged with assault

John R. Gregory, 55, of Lexington Park was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bond on a charge of first-degree assault in court papers alleging he smacked his adult son in the face and cut the son’s finger with a kitchen knife on Thursday night during an argument at their home.

Christian Alonzo Gregory, 29, was charged through a summons with second-degree assault in court papers alleging that as the struggle ensued, he struck his father in the face with a lamp pole and vase. The father suffered a cut on his face, according to the court papers filed by sheriff’s deputy Timothy Shomper from his investigation at the Southampton neighborhood residence.

Oxycodone charges filed

James Anthony Lawrence, 34, of Mechanicsville was jailed in lieu of $25,000 bond after his arrest last week on an indictment charging him with conspiring last June in Hollywood to possess oxycodone with the intent to distribute the drug.

Lawrence and Jessica L. Brown, 23, of Charlotte Hall were arrested last week on misdemeanor charges including the possession of oxycodone and drug paraphernalia, filed after police found them in a room at the Charlotte Hall Motel. Brown was released on $3,500 bond.

Reward offered for tips in cases

Citizens with information about unsolved crimes in St. Mary’s can collect a cash reward by calling St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers 24 hours a day at 301-475-3333. They can withhold their name and later collect their reward through a number-identification system.

The Crime Solvers program assists law enforcement in solving open investigations that may not have been closed without the extra incentive of anonymity and an offer of a reward, providing the information leads to an arrest or indictment.

The Crime Solvers board of directors meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the county’s Northern Senior Center in Charlotte Hall. To be considered for membership on the board, attend a meeting or call the Crime Solvers chairperson at 301-884-5417 for details.

Contributions to the Crime Solvers reward fund can be mailed to St. Mary’s Crime Solvers Inc. at P.O. Box 221, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

Sheriff welcomes text-message tips

Cellphones and other handheld communication devices can be used to send text messages with tips for the St. Mary’s sheriff’s office, by texting TIP239, plus the message, to CRIMES, numerically 274637. For more information on the text-message program, go online to

Police tips line open

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown operate a Tips Line at 301-475-2936, inviting anyone with information about a crime that has occurred, or they expect may occur, to anonymously report that information 24 hours a day to authorities. Citizens may use the same telephone number to report concerns to police that do not involve criminal activity.