On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Deputy K. Molitor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Lexington Village Way (Kohl’s Shopping Center) in Lexington Park, for a reported shoplifting in progress.
The Emergency Communications Center provided a description of a female and male who fled the store with an unknown amount of merchandise. Corporal Rishel initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description. James Edward Stewart II, 40, of Lexington Park, was driving the vehicle with a suspended license, and Joleen Leann Jameson, 23, of Lexington Park, was the passenger.
The investigation revealed both suspects entered the store together, selected merchandise, and then Stewart left the store. Jameson entered the dressing room where she concealed merchandise, before fleeing to a motor vehicle waiting outside in front of the store. The stolen merchandise was recovered and both, Jameson and Stewart, were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.
Jameson was charged with Theft: $1000 to under $10000, and Theft Less Than $1000 value.
Stewart was charged with Theft: $1000 to under $10000, Theft: Less $1000 value, Failure to Appear: CDS Possession – Not Marijuana and Failure to Appear: Theft Less Than $100.