Twins face mur­der charges

Ch­e­sa­peake Beach men al­legedly stabbed two, killing one, in Lusby al­ter­ca­tion

The Calvert Recorder - - Front Page - By AN­DREW CEPHAS acephas@somd­

Ch­e­sa­peake Beach twins face mur­der and as­sault charges for a Sept. 10 in­ci­dent in which they al­legedly stabbed two men in Lusby dur­ing a large group fight, killing one man and leav­ing the other hos­pi­tal­ized with a punc­tured lung.

La­marr Ter­maine Jef­fer­son and Ja­marr Jer­maine Jef­fer­son, 27, were both charged with one count of mur­der and dou­ble counts of first-de­gree and sec­ond-de­gree

as­sault, ac­cord­ing to on­line court records.

On Sept. 10, deputies from the Calvert County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded to the 11500 block of Rope­knot Road in Lusby for the re­port of a stab­bing. Of­fi­cers de­ter­mined a num­ber of in­di­vid­u­als were in­volved in the al­ter­ca­tion and quickly learned that two peo­ple were stabbed and crit­i­cally in­jured, a press re­lease from the sher­iff’s of­fice states.

Deputies im­me­di­ately be­gan life­sav­ing ef­forts, but DeVaughn Savoy, 29, was trans­ported to Calvert Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal, where he died. Javonte Willett, 26, was trans­ported to Prince Ge­orge’s Hospi­tal Cen­ter, where he un­der­went emer­gency surgery and is cur­rently in sta­ble con­di­tion, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. Both vic­tims lived at the Lusby res­i­dence.

Det. Mike Mudd also re­sponded to the scene, where he lo­cated sev­eral items of blood ev­i­dence in the drive­way, in­clud­ing a bloody sil­ver fold­ing knife. A white Chevy Ta­hoe SUV was also lo­cated in the drive­way with blood on the ex­te­rior. Wit­nesses re­ported hear­ing a gun­shot dur­ing the al­ter­ca­tion, the doc­u­ments state. The wad­ding of a shot­gun shell was seen at the end of the drive­way as well.

A wit­ness told a de­tec­tive they saw Dar­rell Savoy, owner of the res­i­dence, place a shot­gun inside the Ta­hoe and throw a spent shot­gun shell into the woods to the right of the res­i­dence, the doc­u­ments al­lege. Mudd con­tacted Dar­rell Savoy, who said he was on his phone Sun­day af­ter­noon when three ve­hi­cles — two SUVS and one sedan — ar­rived at his house with more than a dozen men, women and chil­dren inside.

Dar­rell Savoy said a phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion oc­curred, dur­ing which time he was punched in the head. He then found Willett and his brother, DeVaughn, were stabbed. Au­thor­i­ties re­ported that Dar­rell Savoy was not co­op­er­a­tive dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port. Sgt. Vladimir Bortchevsky re­sponded to Calvert Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on DeVaughn Savoy’s death, at which time he was in­formed it was a re­sult of be­ing stabbed with a cut­ting in­stru­ment. The au­topsy is pend­ing.

Det. Wil­liam Rec­tor vis­ited Willett at the Prince Ge­orge’s Hospi­tal Cen­ter, where he was re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal at­ten­tion for two stab wounds. The first wound was lo­cated just to the side of his spinal col­umn and the sec­ond was lo­cated in the lower por­tion of his back, the po­lice re­port states. The ini­tial recorded in­ter­view with Willett yielded lim­ited in­for­ma­tion, but once the recorder was turned off, Willett asked that Rec­tor not record it and said La­marr Jef­fer­son was al­legedly in­volved.

Willett told au­thor­i­ties DeVaughn and Dar­rell Savoy were in con­stant com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the sus­pects by phone and the phone calls be­came more threat­en­ing as the day went on. He con­tin­ued to tell of­fi­cers he went out­side and saw 12 to 15 peo­ple fight­ing, adding that the Jef­fer­son twins were there, ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ments. Wil- lett said he was un­aware they were al­legedly stab­bing any­one be­cause the knives were cov­ered with tow­els. He did not know he was stabbed un­til re-en­ter­ing his res­i­dence and see­ing blood.

In a recorded state­ment, Willett told au­thor­i­ties he was pos­i­tive La­marr and Ja­marr Jef­fer­son did the al­leged stab­bings. He con­firmed DeVaughn re­port­edly shot at La­marr Jef­fer­son’s SUV as he fled the scene, but he de­nied see­ing the ac­tual stab­bing of DeVaughn, the po­lice re­port states.

Around 1:45 a.m. Sept. 12, La­marr Jef­fer­son was lo­cated in Cal­i­for­nia, Md., with the as­sis­tance of the St. Mary’s County Emer­gency Ser­vices Team. Ja­marr Jef­fer­son was lo­cated at a res­i­dence on Rousby Hall Road in Lusby and, a short time later, ap­pre­hended dur­ing a traf­fic stop con­ducted by the Calvert County Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Team, the re­lease de­tails.

Both men are cur­rently be­ing held in the Calvert County De­ten­tion Cen­ter and are set for an Oct. 6 pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing.

The sher­iff’s of­fice is still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent and any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Det. Wayne Wells at 410-535-2800, ext. 2595, or wayne.wells@calvert­coun­ The Calvert County Crime Solvers can also be con­tacted at 410-535-2880.

A Go­FundMe ac­count was started for Savoy’s fu­neral ex­penses Sept. 11 and has raised $3,775 of its $5,000 goal as of Thurs­day morn­ing. Savoy is re­mem­bered as a son, brother and lov­ing fa­ther of three. To do­nate, go to www.go­fundme. com/gyyj2-devaughn-savoy-go­ing-home-ser­vice.

L. Jef­fer­son

J. Jef­fer­son

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