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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.

Po­lice 24-hour tips line open

Mary­land State Po­lice in Leonard­town in­vite cit­i­zens to call the Tips Line at 410257-4925 or 888-210-1450.

ME­CHAN­ICSVILLE VOL­UN­TEER FIRE DEPART­MENT PHOTO

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.

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