On Friday, December 21,2012 police responded to the 20500 block of Old Gravel Lane in Lexington Park, for the report of a subject pointing and firing a weapon at several other subjects inside a house.
Upon arrival police units made contact with three victims. Police also made contact with a fourth person, who was also inside the residence. All of the subjects inside the residence advised the person with the weapon had already fled, and identified the man as Jeffery Lane Nestor, 49 of Lexington Park.
One victim advised Nestor had returned to the residence from an area bar, and was upset because no one had place more wood on the fire in the fireplace. Nestor was yelling about how no one had taken care of the fire, when his friend advised him to stop yelling. Nestor and his friend engaged in a verbal altercation which caused the friend to leave the residence. Nestor continued to yell about the fire before directing his attention to one of the victims. According to one victim, Nestor began demanding one of the victims give him his money or he would kill her. When the victim refused to give him the money, Nestor grabbed a nearby weapon, described as a shotgun, and pointed it at one of the victims and again demanded his money. The victim again refused and Nestor pointed the weapon at another victim and demanded he give him his money. At that point two of the victims fled out of the back of the residence toward a neighbors house. As the two were running through the woods, they told the police they heard a gunshot come from the house they had just fled. Another subject was also inside the residence. However she was asleep and reported to police that she did not hear the argument occurring in the common area of the house. She advised she woke up when she heard what she believed was a gunshot coming from the house.
Police were able to make contact with Nestor, who had fled prior to units arriving on scene. Nestor advised he had argued with the subjects inside the house, and said he was upset because no one in the residence had taken care of the fire. During the argument , Nestor advised he wanted to leave; so he grabbed a muzzle loading .50 caliber Thompson Black Diamond rifle. Nestor advised he also wanted his paycheck. However the victim would not give it to him. Nestor advised he did not point the weapon at anyone and left.
Nestor was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. While there, the defendant was charged with three counts of assault- first degree, three counts of assault-second degree, and three counts of reckless endangerment
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