Twins face murder charges
Chesapeake Beach men allegedly stabbed two, killing one, in Lusby altercation
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 email@example.com. 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.