Prince Ge­orge’s cop charged in do­mes­tic in­ci­dent

The Enquire-Gazette - - Front Page - By AN­DREW CEPHAS acephas@somd­

A Prince Ge­orge’s County po­lice of­fi­cer was sus­pended with­out pay and charged with first-de­gree as­sault for a do­mes­tic in­ci­dent Mon­day evening af­ter a ver­bal ar­gu­ment with his wife al­legedly provoked him to put his agency-is­sued ser­vice pis­tol up to her head.

Ofc. Sean Michael Mischo, 29, of Hunt­ing­town was charged with first-de­gree as­sault for the July 11 in­ci­dent where he al­legedly threat­ened his wife while point­ing a pis­tol at her, charg­ing doc­u­ments state.

Dfc. Locke of the Calvert County Sher­iff’s Of­fice was dis­patched to the 1000 block of Mary Cir­cle in Hunt­ing­town for the re­port of a do­mes­tic in­ci­dent around 6:08 p.m. July 11. The com­plainant, Mischo’s wife, in­formed the Calvert County Con­trol Cen­ter that Mischo al­legedly put a gun to her head, that he was bipo­lar and that he is a Prince Ge­orge’s County po­lice of­fi­cer, ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ments. Mischo’s wife al­leges he said he was go­ing to kill her as he held the gun to her head. The vic­tim

told the con­trol cen­ter she left the home and Mischo was still inside for all she knew. Af­ter mak­ing that state­ment, the vic­tim then said her hus­band found her on the road and op­er­a­tors heard scream­ing.

As Locke turned onto Mary Cir­cle, he ob­served a red sports car on an ad­ja­cent street. Af­ter pulling up to the res­i­dence, the sports car pulled up be­hind Locke, at which time Mischo said he was a Prince Ge­orge’s County po­lice of­fi­cer and he was not armed. Mischo was de­tained and no weapons were lo­cated on his per­son or in his ve­hi­cle. The vic­tim was then lo­cated by Det. Rec­tor to be ques­tioned by Locke.

The vic­tim told Locke she had a great day shop­ping and hav­ing lunch to­gether with Mischo un­til they re­turned home and he be­came up­set about the pool be­ing dirty, charg­ing doc­u­ments de­tail. The vic­tim said she then called the pool com­pany and was on the phone with them when Mischo al­legedly be­gan yelling for her to get off the phone.

Af­ter she got off the phone, the vic­tim al­leges Mischo picked his gun belt off the floor, took out his gun and pointed it at her say­ing she ru­ined his life and he was go­ing to kill her. She said she then ran out of the house scared. The vic­tim pro­vided a writ­ten state­ment re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent and com­pleted a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence case sum­mary and a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence lethal­ity screen­ing.

When ques­tioned by Locke, Mischo also said he had a great day shop­ping with his wife and hav­ing lunch, the doc­u­ments state. He said he got up­set when they re­turned home af­ter ob­serv­ing the pool was dirty and the two be­gan ar­gu­ing. Mischo said he then be­came an­gry that she was on the phone, ex­plain­ing that she then walked out the house. Mischo said he locked all of the doors and she couldn’t get back in be­cause he locked the main door lock. He then told her to leave him alone.

Af­ter 10 min­utes with­out see­ing his wife in the front yard, Mischo said he de­cided to go look­ing for her. He lo­cated her a short dis­tance from the home, at which time he said she be­gan scream­ing. Mischo said he then pulled off the road­way and went home af­ter see­ing deputies rid­ing through the neigh­bor­hood be­cause “he knew that she had called po­lice on him.” Mischo said he didn’t pick up his duty belt or re­move his firearm from its hol- ster.

Sgt. K. Bo­den­horn of the Prince Ge­orge’s County Po­lice’s In­ter­nal Af­fairs Di­vi­sion later ar­rived on scene to speak with Mischo and his wife about the in­ci­dent. Bo­den­horn took Mischo’s agency-is­sued ser­vice pis­tol.

Due to the al­le­ga­tions made by his wife, Mischo was then trans­ported to the Calvert County De­ten­tion Cen­ter to ap­pear in front of a district court com­mis­sioner. He posted a $25,000 bail Tues­day and is sched­uled for an Aug. 8 pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing.

The Prince Ge­orge’s County Po­lice De­part­ment also took ac­tion against Mischo un­til the case is closed.

“Upon learn­ing of the charge against our of­fi­cer, he was sus­pended with­out pay pend­ing the out­come of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” Of­fi­cer Tyler Hunter of PGCPD said in a phone in­ter­view. “Our in­ter­nal af­fairs di­vi­sion also opened an ad­min­is­tra­tive in­ves­ti­ga­tion. We’re co­op­er­at­ing with the Calvert County Sher­iff’s Of­fice as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion moves for­ward.”

Mischo joined the Prince Ge­orge’s County Po­lice De­part­ment in 2010 and is as­signed to the bureau of in­ves­ti­ga­tion. He was off duty at the time of the in­ci­dent.

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