UPDATE: Police Standoff in Lusby Ends in Arrest

December 30, 2015
Michael Swearingen, age 24

Michael Swearingen, age 24

UPDATE 12/30/15 @ 2:45 P.M.: On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Calvert Deputies were called to a residence on Rudolph Lane in Lusby for the report of a burglary in progress.

A male had entered the victim’s home and fled upon setting off an audible alarm. The occupants were able to relay information so that Deputies were able to identify the suspect, Michael Swearingen, age 24.

Deputies responded to his home on Alamo Trail and observed him in his home.

After multiple attempts to make contact with him were ignored, the Special Operations Team was called in for a barricade situation at 6:15am.

He was taken into custody and charged with burglary and was also served an outstanding Warrant for resisting arrest.

Michael Swearingen, age 24

Michael Swearingen, age 24

12/3015 At 8:11 a.m.: Citizens have reported hearing “continuous shots fired” in the Chesapeake Ranch Club in Lusby.

Police are in the area with a barricade situation on Alamo Trail.

Details will be provided as they become available.



34 Responses to UPDATE: Police Standoff in Lusby Ends in Arrest

  1. Keepin It Real on December 30, 2015 at 10:24 am

    CRE, the meth capital of SOMD.

    • Ed on December 31, 2015 at 7:12 am

      I think Lexington Park has CRE beat

      • Keepin It Real on December 31, 2015 at 3:26 pm

        Nope, not even close.

      • Anonymous on December 31, 2015 at 5:34 pm

        u both are wrong CRE IS HEROIN LEXINGTON PARK IS HEROIN AND PILLS!

    • Anonymous on December 31, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      He wasn’t on meth.. I know him and know he doesn’t do meth. Poor boy is another pill victim.

    • Anonymous on December 31, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      He wasn’t on meth. Cre is pill and heroin capital maybe. Not meth. Poor boy is another opiate victim. He use to be very well mannered, smart, and kind. But has violently fallen after the pills found him. I’ve known him for years.

      • Keepin It Real on January 1, 2016 at 9:06 am

        Either way, CRE is not the place to be. I feel sorry for any poor schmuck that bought a house there.

    • anonymous on January 1, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      You’re a moron. Stop trolling so much and learn your facts. Meth isnt even around here really, it’s pills and heroin but go ahead with your childish, know it all comments and keep proving what a retard you really are. Nobody with a real job would post this much.

      • Keepin It Real on January 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm

        Do yourself a huge favor. Go cry somewhere else. We’re all out of care here.

  2. Anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Your report is a little off I live and could see the issue and I did not hear multiple shots. Someobe looks to have got tased. They also flash banged the door and then they were gone.

    • Delonte on December 30, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Just another day in Calverts premier, formally gated community. Hopefully they will put the gates back up and keep the trash in! The crime rate in SMC would most likely go down, not the mention the losses due to theft, at the California Walmart. Ya’ll are so cray cray!

      • Anonymous on December 31, 2015 at 5:47 am

        He lived in the community, so the gates would not have worked! It’s the dumbasses that live there, doing crime in their own community.

        • cal on January 3, 2016 at 4:02 am

          Ok, re-read Delonte’s comment and give it another try.

      • Ed on December 31, 2015 at 7:13 am

        Where are your facts?

      • Anonymous on December 31, 2015 at 9:16 am

        Not everyone that lives in the ranch club is trash!!! Yes I do live there. And I am far from trash!

        • Delonte on December 31, 2015 at 2:25 pm

          Get some Windex (it’s glass cleaner) and clean a mirror in your crib. Take a long look into the mirror…yep, that’s right, you are trash! Sorry bout’ your luck. Also, if you have a neighbor right next door, then its physically impossible to be “far from trash”. Ya’ll are in it together!

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      What is the address of the house?

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      You know how the media is, have to make more out of nothing. Reported barricade so have to make it more dramatic to than a flashbang and apprehension. Automatic weapon fire with multiple weapons sounds better than what actually happened.

  3. Anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I live in the Ranch Club and it needs to be cleaned-up.

    • Keepin It Real on December 30, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      So lend a hand, help clean it up.

    • AliceW on December 30, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      You need to vote all the locals off the County Commission the same as St Mary’s needs to do. The good ole boy government needs to be removed. Section 8 needs to be eliminated! Either work or starve to death for the able body. Drug tests for all welfare receivers!

      • Ed on December 31, 2015 at 7:19 am

        No we need to let the police do their jobs and stop treating these criminals as if they have rights after the fact. Judges need to put the slim away and stop reducing sentences. Home owners need the secure their homes and property and act if they see something. Home invasion requires whatever measures it takes to stop them. Gun laws need to be reduced and carry laws need to change. Wake up people before the slim takes over

        • Dan on December 31, 2015 at 7:05 pm

          “Criminals” DO have all the same rights as everyone else until they are convicted, or do we no longer have the presumption of innocence in the US?

          Agreed on gun law reform. Open carry WITHOUT a permit, concealed carry WITH a permit. Restore the 2nd.

      • Oscar Meyer on December 31, 2015 at 10:49 am

        I agree with you but it will never happen. They will just keep sneaking in more rezoning for more Sec8 housing as long as it is not close to where the commissioners live. I say build the Sec8 in their neighborhoods and leave our overcrowded, ghetto in the making, over saturated neighborhood alone for a while. Nothing says “Good Morning” like picking up empty crack baggies from my front yard does…

        • Anonymous on January 1, 2016 at 3:17 pm

          Section 8.. haha they haven’t given a section 8 voucher in 20 yrs.. the problem is ill informed people like urselfs. So for the people who lost there jobs and worked for the last 10 15 8 5 how any years don’t deserve help from the system they have paid into? I know u probably think putting all the poor into consentration camps is the answer …sense what ur saying is that being poor is the problem..

          • SonjaD on January 4, 2016 at 9:36 am

            Is that English you’re typing?

  4. Outstanding CRE Citizen on December 30, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    CRE has been greatly improving over the years since they started evicting all of the poor people and squatters. A few vigilant neighbors can go a long way in accelerating the relocation process of the nonworking class to more fitting living situations in supplemented housing complexes, mobile home parks, prison, Lexington Park, etc.

    • Bust a Move on December 30, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Especially prison!

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      I agree. I have been in the CRE for 3 years. Not once have I had any issues. I chose to move to Calvert for a reason. Things are much quieter here. Less traffic, less hassle. St. Mary’s is a mess. And working in the housing induatry, I see all walks of life. I’m happy most of it stays over there.

      • Delonte on December 31, 2015 at 6:56 am

        Trump will forbid the immigration of Calvert Countians, that will help stop the crime epidemic in our area. Seal off the Raunch Club, it’s already a ghetto, let them feed on each other like TWD! Rebuild that fence!

  5. LtownTaxpayer on December 30, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    What a jerk to rob from your neighbors!

  6. Anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I remember this kid as being a smart, potiteful kid. This truly hurts my heart. I pray that he can find the help that he needs.

    • Keepin It Real on December 31, 2015 at 7:56 am

      I personally love when kids are potiteful.

  7. Anonymous on December 31, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I have lived in CRE for 22 years. I can assure you, nothing has gotten better, only worse. Anyone who says otherwise either hasn’t lived here long, or are just oblivious to their surroundings. It used to be a decent place to live. Now it’s as bad as what I moved away from.