Women Using Butcher Knife, Broom Arrested for Assault

September 30, 2011

St. Mary’s County Police have arrested the following people on assault charges:

First Degree Assault
On September 29, 2011, at approximately 8:30 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Torino Drive in California, Maryland, for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Ivee Cai, 41 of California, Maryland, engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Cai took used a butcher knife to cut the victim on the hand.  Deputy Kenneth Flerlage responded to the scene.  Cai was arrested and charged with first and second degree assault.

Second Degree Assault
On September 29, 2011, at approximately 4:30 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Independence Drive in Mechanicsville, Maryland, for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Kelly Elizabeth Braxton, 29 of Mechanicsville, Maryland, engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Braxton struck him in the face multiple times and used a broom to strike the victim in the abdomen.  Deputy D. Snyder responded to the scene.  Braxton was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

Second Degree Assault
On September 30, 2011, at approximately 3:45 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Upland Road located in Chaptico, Maryland, for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Richard James Rhodes, 39 of Leonardtown, Maryland, engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Rhodes choked the victim and threw her into a closet.  Deputy S. Hawks responded to the scene.  Rhodes was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

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