Drunk Bushwood Man Arrested for DUI, Assault and Reckless Endangerment After Discharging Firearm in Leonardtown

October 5, 2018
Jesse James Taylor, 37, of Bushwood

Jesse James Taylor, 37, of Bushwood

On October 4, 2018, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22200 block of Archer Street in Leonardtown, for the reported assault.

Two victims advised deputies a blue van with a white male operator drove past the area while they were outside, and discharged a firearm.

The victims advised the operator of the vehicle extended his arm outside the vehicle while holding a firearm, and discharged the weapon.  While deputies were on scene conducting the investigation, the suspect vehicle was observed driving past the scene.  Deputies immediately pursued the vehicle and conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle.  The vehicle was operated by Jesse James Taylor, 37, of Bushwood.

Upon contacting Taylor, deputies detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Taylor’s breath.  Taylor was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault First Degree
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol

Taylor remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center awaiting an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Deputy Tyler Westphal at (301) 475-4200 extension *8017, or by email at Tyler.Westphal@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

Jesse James Taylor, 37, of Bushwood

Jesse James Taylor, 37, of Bushwood

16 Responses to Drunk Bushwood Man Arrested for DUI, Assault and Reckless Endangerment After Discharging Firearm in Leonardtown

  1. Really on October 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Dumbass

  2. Anonymous on October 5, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Did they find the firearm or test him for gunpowder residue? Drunk driving arrest is a good stop, but the firearm charges should be included if the evidence points that way.

  3. exrep on October 5, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    so did he claim to be a descendant of the outlaw cowboy driving around Lexington park

  4. Anonymous on October 5, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Punk POS

  5. AliceW on October 5, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    This fellow needs to refine his social skills as these are counter productive.

  6. Shawn on October 5, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Alcohol AGAIN. If this man hadn’t been able to legally purchase alcohol, this never would have happened. WHEN WILL YOU PEOPLE LEARN????

    • Chessiepeake on October 6, 2018 at 10:53 am

      LOL

  7. Anonymous on October 5, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Sooo wheres the gun than? Probably sitting in a ditch

    • your 4th grade teacher - old school on October 9, 2018 at 9:17 am

      Then – not “than”.

      If that, THEN this.

      More THAN this, would be that.

      • Edumacation on October 10, 2018 at 8:44 am

        Its 2018. You can’t expect people to actually be intelligent and/or educated. Kind of like the fact that social media helps to identify the idiots though, based on their grammar and inability to understand the language.

  8. O' Joe on October 5, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    He wuz jus’ messin around. He didn’t hurt nobody. Giveim 2 days community service.

  9. 7D4Life on October 6, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    7th District! Represent! Whoop whoop!

  10. Rob Stark on October 7, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    At least he had time to get his eyebrows waxed

    • Don't shave, you would look civilized on October 9, 2018 at 9:19 am

      And the required “tat” to impress his new jailhouse friends.

  11. Pegster on October 8, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Jesse James? OMG

  12. Chas Darwin on October 9, 2018 at 9:26 am

    One Stupid, Stinkin’ DRUNK!

    He ditched the gun after firing it off – and then cruised back over to see how much fuss he caused.

    But he was too dumb to think that the cops could pull him over and breath-check his dumb ass!

    WINNER!