St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Suspect with Child Abuse

February 16, 2017
Elijah Holmes Jr, 21, of Lexington Park

Elijah Holmes Jr, 21, of Lexington Park

On February 10, 2017, Detective M. Hulse of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Charles Regional Medical Center located in La Plata, Maryland for the report of child abuse.

The investigation revealed a three-year-old juvenile victim received serious injuries while in the care and custody of Elijah Holmes Jr, 21, of Lexington Park. Due to the severity of the victim’s injuries, he was transported to another hospital for further medical treatment.

The initial account of events provided by Holmes on how the victim received the injuries was not consistent with medical reports. Subsequently, an additional interview was conducted. At that time, Holmes admitted to shaking the victim out of anger until he became lifeless.

Holmes was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center on February 15, 2017, where he was charged with the following:

  • Child Abuse 2nd Degree-Custodian
  • Assault Second Degree

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending a review with the State’s Attorney.

Holmes is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center on a no bond status.

Elijah Holmes Jr, 21, of Lexington Park

Elijah Holmes Jr, 21, of Lexington Park

 
Elijah Holmes Jr, 21, of Lexington Park

Elijah Holmes Jr, 21, of Lexington Park

20 Responses to St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Suspect with Child Abuse

  1. Kelvin Johnston on February 16, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Dang! Charles County be looking like Chicago or Detroit up in here! Nothing but thugs! Scared? You know we should be.

    • anonymous on February 21, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      Nothing My glock 19 or Remington 870 can’t handle.

  2. joe on February 16, 2017 at 11:21 am

    What a big boy beating up on little kid ,hang him

  3. cheywolf on February 16, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Wow beat up a 3 year old, real tough. Loser…

  4. Jimmy on February 16, 2017 at 11:26 am

    He should be beaten til he’s lifeless

  5. Anonymous on February 16, 2017 at 11:47 am

    What a pig!

  6. Anonymous on February 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    What a POS coward. That kid would have been better off if this trash would have just called the kids mother and said he was going to walk away. The kid would have had a better chance alone than in the care, I use that term lightly, of this POS.

  7. Anon on February 16, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    That’s a pos right there

  8. Nick on February 16, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    There is a special place in hell for people that hurt children.

  9. Anonymous on February 16, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Ur trash u give a bad name for our good black dad’s wow

    • Big Dookie on February 21, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      now that a oxymoron if I ever heard one.

  10. Anonymous on February 17, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Hey tough guy, why don’t you try hitting a man instead of a child. Sissy punk pos.

  11. cheywolf on February 17, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Where is my comment? Such a liberal snowflake. What happened to the 1st amendment? Hmmm? I didn’t even post anything bad..

    • Big Dookie on February 21, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Maybe they didn’t post it because it was your usual racist, hate mongering, idiotic, moronic, blabbering nonsense you love to spew?

      Yeah I think that’s why. Tool.

  12. Anonymous on February 17, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Children should be protected. Children should be loved. Children should be a priority.

  13. Tell You What on February 17, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Look at that peanut head lol

  14. Anonymous on February 19, 2017 at 9:11 am

    U deserve what’s coming to ya champ.

  15. Someone who knows.. on February 20, 2017 at 5:28 am

    This can’t be the

  16. Someone who knows.. on February 20, 2017 at 5:30 am

    This cant be the son of the very important Elijah Holmes who lives his high life off his diabled daughters money. An the nephew of free, im shocked. Just kidding the whole family is violent an mental. His father is aggresive

    • SUMERIAN TRUTH on February 23, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Someone who knows…nothing that you stated is factual… yet there are sex offenders right above this young man’s article from “Lexington Park” yet not one comment of the tier 1 offense he already been charged with or how you all will help to get him off the streets and you know someone that knows him or how much of a monster he is, how sick and vile he is..NOTHNG!!! I’m quite sure you know something about him the area is only a 15 mile radius, yet you post nothing??? The Holmes Family is God Fearing Family i know them personally. The fact you hide behind a screen name instead of your real name says a lot about your credibility speaking on this family. To slander other individuals names and a disabled child on a “alleged crime” one of their family members is being charged with is utter ignorance..and by the way his father Elijah Holmes Sr. raised Elijah Jr. and his two brothers without any help of Shelia Somerville who tormented him every waking day with his two sons by her,,.so don’t cast judgment without facts..but of course you say you know them personally…Elijah Sr. gives back to his communities and been doing so in southern Maryland for years…last time i checked the scripture reads….Psalms Chapter 109 verses 28-31 Let them curse, but You bless. They shall arise, but be ashamed, and let Your servant rejoice. Let my accusers put on shame, and be wrapped in their own confusion as in a cloak. i greatly thank the most high GOD with my mouth, and i praise Him in the midst of the throng. For He stands at the right hand of the poor, to save from those judging his being…. I pray for healing in all of these cases because at the end of the day they are all someones child…AMEN!

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