Robbery suspect is jailed after scuffle in Great Mills
Wallet containing cash allegedly taken in incident
A Sunday evening gathering of friends at an apartment off Great Mills Road ended with the arrest of a returning visitor who court papers allege assaulted the resident, taking his wallet and leaving him with a minor injury to his face.
A judge set a bond requirement Monday of 10 percent of $10,000 for the release of 22-year-old Francis Xavier Hill, a Lexington Park resident who a prosecutor said in court had previously failed to comply with pretrial supervision, including an electronic monitoring requirement.
“He cut a bracelet off,” St. Mary’s Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Kane said at a hearing in Leonardtown, where visiting Calvert County District Judge Robert Riddle noted that Hill repeatedly had not shown up for court in the past.
On Sunday, court papers state, Carl Roberson told police that he “was sitting on his couch with the front door open, entertaining company,” when Hill, who had been there earlier, entered the apartment and told Roberson to turn off the lights, which he did not do.
“Hill then got on top of him, while he sat on the couch, reached into his left back pocket [and] pulled out his wallet containing $60 in cash,” according to a statement of probable cause filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s Cpl. Daniel Snyder. “Roberson received a minor injury to the left side of his face by his eye … [when] maybe they bumped heads.”
Hill was charged with robbery and second-degree assault.
Woman accused of pointing gun at son
A California woman was released from custody Saturday on an unsecured $10,000 bond following her arrest on charging papers alleging she pointed a gun at her son the day before during an argument about her sending money to a stranger.
Teresa Lynn Thompson, 63, was charged with committing a first-degree assault at her San Souci neighborhood home on Phillip Meagher, who told police that when he walked Friday from his bedroom into the living room “to voice his opinion again … Thompson was lying on the couch with a gun in her hand, pointing it at him and telling him to be quiet and ‘go to your room,’” according to a statement of probable cause filed by sheriff’s Cpl. Daniel Snyder.
Thompson, complying with 911 dispatchers’ request that she step out of the residence, told law officers arriving at the scene that she never pointed a gun at her son, court papers state, and that there was a gun in the house on top of a hutch, where police recovered the weapon.