The following reports were compiled from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick barrack, the U.S. Attorney for Maryland and court records.

Convicted drug dealer sentenced to 10 years

On May 20, U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Patrick Nathan Broxton, 48, of Ellicott City, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for a heroin distribution conspiracy and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur along with several others, including Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans.

According to his guilty plea, from at least June 2016 through July 2017, Broxton conspired with Stephen Eugene Clark Jr., 55, of Laurel; Stephen Michael Kinnison, 44, of Lusby; Robert Eugene Davidson, 29, of Sunderland; and others to distribute heroin in Calvert and Prince George’s counties. Broxton was a regular source of supply to Stewart, who would then sell smaller quantities of heroin to Kinnison, Davidson and others. Law enforcement obtained court-ordered wiretaps and intercepted Broxton’s communications with Stewart and others to arrange narcotics transactions. Those intercepted communications, as well as physical surveillance, show that Broxton distributed heroin and cocaine at commercial establishments, including convenience stores and a mall. Co-defendants Clark, Kinnison and Davidson previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy. Clark was sentenced to 19 months in federal prison. Kinnison and Davidson are scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 19 and Nov. 21, respectively.

Disorderly conduct alleged at carnival

On May 19, Dfc. Edwin Bradley was working security for the carnival in the Fox Run Shopping Center in Prince Frederick. Bradley was contacted by the owner/manager, who reported an intoxicated male was causing a problem with staff. The owner asked that the man be removed from the carnival due to his behavior.

Bradley located Justin Earl Asquith, 27, of Prince Frederick, on one of the rides. Bradley approached Asquith and spoke with him. Asquith reportedly showed signs of alcohol intoxication and was informed that management wanted him to leave the carnival due to his apparent intoxication and behavior. He stated he was not leaving. Bradley again instructed him to leave or he would be arrested. Asquith allegedly was belligerent and argumentative the entire time with Bradley, became louder and continued to curse. Asquith walked toward the exit, then turned around and held up both middle fingers toward the deputies and continued to shout profanities. He was warned once more to stop swearing or face arrest. He turned away, took several steps then turned back around again cursing at deputies. Asquith was subsequently arrested and taken to the Calvert County Detention Center, where he was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a reasonable/lawful order. Asquith was released on his own recognizance and will have a district court hearing on the charges June 28.

Drug arrests made

On May 17, Deputy Troy Holt conducted a traffic stop in the area of Fifth St. and Greenwood Avenue in North Beach. Upon making contact with the vehicle’s occupants, Holt detected a moderate odor of burned marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver, Nicholas Allan Thomas, 27, of Waldorf, was instructed to exit the vehicle, at which point he told the deputy, “No.” Holt again instructed Thomas to exit the vehicle due to the strong odor of marijuana, but again he refused. Deputy Christopher Fox and Sgt. Thomas Phelps arrived on scene to assist with successfully removing Thomas from the vehicle. Once Thomas was removed, he was placed in handcuffs. A search of the vehicle was conducted where numerous “tear-offs” were allegedly found as well as loose tobacco and other leafy substances. Thomas’ information was given to the Calvert County Control Center and they advised his license was suspended. Thomas was arrested and charged with failure to obey a reasonable/lawful order; resist/interfere with arrest; and obstructing and hindering. He was released on his own recognizance and faces a July 3 hearing in district court.

On May 13, Deputy Jermaine Mason conducted a traffic stop in the area of Clubhouse Drive and Catalina Drive in Lusby. Upon making contact with the driver, Kahnr Anthony Allegra, 27, of Lexington Park, Mason detected a strong odor of alcohol on Allegra’s breath and in the vehicle. Allegra advised that he was coming from a local bar and had consumed two or three beers. After completing standardized field sobriety tests, Mason found Allegra was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle. Allegra was arrested and a search of his vehicle was conducted which revealed suspected crack cocaine. Allegra was transported to the CCDC where he was charged with controlled dangerous substance possession-not marijuana, driving/attempting to drive vehicle while impaired by alcohol, person driving motor vehicle on highway/public use property on suspended license and privilege and several other driving related charges. Allegra was released on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to have a district court hearing July 15.

Theft, damage reported

On May 13, 2019, Deputy Kamrhen Parks responded to Olympia Sports in Prince Frederick for a reported theft. Upon arrival, the Calvert Control Center gave a description of the suspect. Parks was able to locate a man matching the description and made contact with Broderick Cortez Mackall, 50, of Port Republic, who stated he did not take any items from the store. While conducting an investigation into the stolen items, the manager stated Mackall was seen taking a shoe and putting it in his jacket. The manager then confronted Mackall about the shoe. Mackall then allegedly took the shoe out of his jacket and fled the store. Mackall admitted to putting the shoe in his jacket, but stated he put it back after being confronted and did not leave the store with the merchandise. Mackall was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the CCDC where he was charged with theft less than $100. Parks was released on $750 bond and is awaiting a July 8 hearing on the charge.

On May 13, Deputy Nicholas Savick responded to Lord Calvert Bowl in Huntingtown for the report of damaged property. Upon arrival, the manager stated that at approximately 10:55 p.m. on May 9, a group of teenagers exited through the front glass door in a “roughhouse” manner, which reportedly damaged the door and caused a “spider web” effect. The approximate value of the damaged property is $300.

On May 16, Deputy Flynt responded to Skinners Turn Road in Owings for the report of a burglary. The victim stated between 5 and 7:15 p.m., someone entered the residence through a window and took a television that was later found in the frod.

MARTY MADDEN