Man with burn injuries treated at hospital after fire in tent
A man whom police found early Friday morning on Route 5 in Charlotte Hall had suffered burn injuries, authorities report, prompting a call for a helicopter crew to fly him to a hospital.
A fire that was noticed in nearby woods, at the highway’s intersection with Mohawk Drive, led to the discovery of a burning camp-style tent, according to Mechanicsville Fire Chief Mark Trowbidge, adding that the man’s injuries were not considered to be life threatening.
Firefighters arriving at the scene of the blaze shortly after 2 a.m. remained in the area for more than one hour, according to a St. Mary’s dispatch log, and the Maryland State Police helicopter crew touched down at the nearby Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.
Federal grand jury indicts St. Mary’s man on gun charge
A federal magistrate ordered Friday that Marvin Cornelius Briscoe, 39, of Lexington Park be detained until a court hearing this week on a charge of illegally possessing a firearm last summer following a criminal conviction.
Briscoe originally was arrested in St. Mary’s in early September by Maryland State Police who filed court papers alleging a traffic stop at a car wash off Great Mills Road led to a search of the car the suspect was driving, and the discovery next to the console of a loaded .40-caliber pistol.
Briscoe ran away until pursuing troopers caught and subdued him, the court papers state, and because of “Briscoe’s minor injuries and he stated he felt light headed,” he was taken to a hospital before he was incarcerated at the St. Mary’s jail. During police questioning, the court papers state, “Briscoe stated he did not know anything about a gun.”
The recovered gun had been reported missing in Virginia Beach, Va., according to the court papers stating that Briscoe’s previous convictions in Maryland and Virginia included a drug offense in St. Mary’s.
Pair charged with weapon offense in neighborhood
Jalonte D. Ford, 20, of Great Mills was jailed without bond and Martiez A. Briscoe, 22, of Lexington Park was released on personal recognizance following their arrest last week on handgun charges from a police investigation on Jan. 2 at a neighborhood off Pegg Road.
Police removed Ford from a passenger seat of a car parked at Ronald Drive that afternoon and found 6 ounces of suspected marijuana in a bag draped over his shoulder, along with a loaded 9 mm pistol, according to a statement of probable cause filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputy Gerard Muschette. The gun had been reported missing, court papers state, through the Calvert County sheriff’s office.
Briscoe was the driver of the car, the court papers state, adding that a police search of the vehicle found a small amount of marijuana and a digital scale in a side pocket of the driver’s side door, and an unloaded pistol wrapped in a T-shirt under the driver’s seat.
A 15-year-old boy in a rear passenger seat was detained and also accused of the handgun-in-a-vehicle offense, according to a sheriff’s office release from the investigation assisted by sheriff’s deputy Warren Forinash.
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Mechanicsville volunteer firefighters monitor a Maryland State Police helicopter crew’s response assisting a traumatic injury call on Sunday afternoon in Budds Creek. Their patient’s collarbone area had been impaled by a stick, which was removed before first responders arrived, according to a senior firefighter, and the owner of Budds Creek Motocross Park said this week that the man, participating in a race that day in the woods, was released from a hospital after being treated for the injury he suffered from crashing into a tree.