On July 24, 2015, Deputy Schultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Midway Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported assault.
The investigation revealed suspect Rico Kinta Keys Jr., 20 of Lexington Park, came to his girlfriend’s (the victim} residence to gather some of his belongings from inside the home. An argument between the victim and Keys ensued. Keys grabbed the victim by the hair and slammed the victim’s head into a wall breaking the victim’s glasses. Keys then drug the victim by the hair to a car parked on Midway Drive and slammed the victim’s head into a window. The victim fell to the ground at which time Keys ripped a cell phone from the victim’s hand and fled the scene.
Key’s was issued a notice not to trespass for the residence on May 30th by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were unable to locate Keys and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.
On July 25, 2015, Keys was located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and the warrant charging Keys with 2nd Degree Assault, Robbery, Theft Under $1,000, Vandalism, and Trespassing was served.
Keys appeared before a District Court Commissioner, and bail was set at $25,000.00, he was then released after posting the established bond pending further action by judicial authorities.