Police in St. Mary’s County Searching for Suspects who Threatened Homeowner With a Gun

April 7, 2019

One suspect was arrested and released and state troopers and sheriff’s deputies are continuing their search in St. Mary’s County for two additional suspects wanted for threatening a homeowner with a handgun after he told them to slow down this afternoon.

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a trooper from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 21000-block of North Essex Drive, in Lexington Park, for the report of a shot being fired from a vehicle.

The suspects reportedly fled the scene in a Toyota SUV. The trooper located the suspect vehicle on West Westbury Blvd. at Wilcutt Street and initiated a traffic stop. The driver pulled over and the two passengers fled on foot.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was arrested and taken into custody at the scene of the stop, he identified as Antione J. Bowman, 19, of Lexington Park.

Troopers contacted the victim in the 21000-block of North Essex Drive. He reported he had engaged with a suspect in that vehicle about speeding in the neighborhood. The victim reported the suspect pulled out a revolver and fired one round toward the sky. He then pointed the revolver at the victim and said, “The next one is for you.” He was not injured in the incident.

Troopers did not find a handgun in the Toyota SUV and believe it remained in the possession of the suspect who fired the shot, who was one of the two who fled from the car. Troopers established a perimeter around the area and a search was initiated. Search assistance was provided by the Maryland State Police STATE Team and K-9 unit, as well as from deputies with both the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.

Bowman was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and accessory after the fact.

Bowman was taken to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for an initial appearance before a court commissioner and was released on recognizance.

The search for the remaining two suspects is continuing, investigators have developed information on their identities and are in the process of obtaining arrest warrants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Leonardtown Barrack at 301-475-8955, or by email at msp.leonardtown@maryland.gov. Callers may remain anonymous.

26 Responses to Police in St. Mary’s County Searching for Suspects who Threatened Homeowner With a Gun

  1. Anonymous on April 7, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Poor little “victim” . Maybe you shouldnt try and tell people what to do, you’re not a cop. Mind your damn buisness. To many

    • Truth Hurts on April 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

      What we got here folks is an “enabler” who doesn’t mind chaos in the hood.

    • Anonymous on April 8, 2019 at 11:23 am

      You’re an idiot! Stop speeding in neighborhoods. Especially at 2:30 in the afternoon when i’m sure children are outside playing on a nice day like yesterday.

      • annonymous on April 8, 2019 at 3:58 pm

        i called on my neighbors yesterday for doing the same thing at 4:00 pm they said they would send someone out at 8PM st.marys still hadn’t showed up and they were racing not speeding but racing. St. Marys has the worse Police Dept they will wait until some child gets hurts before they will do anything.

    • hey dude on April 8, 2019 at 11:29 am

      all fine until your kid gets run over by one of these speeding azzhats huh…

    • tiredofthesepeople on April 8, 2019 at 11:35 am

      F**k off Anonymous. You must be one of those Democrat snowflakes. No one has to speed in residential areas. Speed limit is 25 and that’s what the COPS should enforce. I will continue to tell people to slow down.

    • Harry Callahan on April 8, 2019 at 5:52 pm

      Well Assnonymous, all these nice people who told you to F off are right, you should give a damn about your neighborhood and police it. It’s just too bad the homeowner didn’t have an 8″ barrel S&W model 29, .44 magnum with adjustable sights, with FMJ ammo it would’ve cut right through that commie suv and blown tough guys ass clean off. I used to make sure scum like this never made it back to the precinct. But I guess a sissie like you wouldn’t say a damn thing to anybody….unless it was anonymous…punk.

  2. Anonymous on April 8, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Just another day in the hood. Need to just bulldoze the entire area and start over.

    • Jeb Stuart on April 8, 2019 at 11:39 am

      easier to keep the housing intact. we need to keep them somewhere, it sort of helps isolate the crime to that area.

      • Anon on April 9, 2019 at 6:28 am

        Good point, no need to spend even more tax millions on yet another section 8 district.

        Brand new houses to be trashed inside of 10 years, not a good investment return.

        Zoo keepers wanted.

        • Jaquavion T. on April 9, 2019 at 2:29 pm

          As bad as you want us kept out, we spreading. awk awk awk!!!! We comin’ and soon gonna be in y’all neighborhoods!!!

  3. helpmecuzz on April 8, 2019 at 7:50 am


  4. Anonymous on April 8, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Well releasing the driver is a good way to scare him into providing the names of his POS buddies lol. It used to be that if a felony was committed in a vehicle they would charge everyone in the vehicle with that felony. That makes good leverage for the ones that didn’t fire the gun to roll over one the one that did.

  5. Anonymous on April 8, 2019 at 9:26 am

    You REALLY need to move away from there…

  6. Confused on April 8, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Released on Recognizance!!! Are you kidding me? So first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and accessory after the fact doesn’t even call for a bond or something. You threaten to kill someone and you get sent home to mom. I will never understand how court commissioners justify their rulings. Does anyone know what the court commissioners use as a guideline for their decisions?

    • Anonymous on April 8, 2019 at 1:18 pm

      Get these Judges out of office,They just keep the revolving door of crime going instead of putting them in jail.Thats why these criminals smile in their mugshot,ITS A JOKE.

    • Anonymous on April 8, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Actually it is a known fact that they reach under their robe, behind their back, and pull the guidelines out of their worn out, shriveled, smelly, old pucker-holes. That is the only reasonable explanation why they constantly release people who are obvious threats to the community. Maybe all of them promised not to do it again and the judges figured at some point they will be telling the truth. Unfortunately for the community that can take 6 to 10 tries and create dozens more victims. I just wish they would allow victims and their families to sue judges for endangering the public with these weak sentences.

      • Harry Callahan on April 9, 2019 at 4:52 am

        I like your attitude – and that’s not the only thing judges are doing reaching under their robes. Remember the clown with the pump?

      • Anon on April 9, 2019 at 6:35 am

        Just kill em. If the penalty was stiff and fearful, crime would tank – and EVERYONE knows it.

        Rid society of these vermin and you will instantly improve it.

        But “no” – certain “groups” must be granted “get out of jail free cards” so no one can yell racism.

        So here we are.

  7. Anon on April 8, 2019 at 10:15 am

    “released on recognizance.” This County is becoming a JOKE!!

  8. Angie Owens on April 8, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and accessory after the fact, but went before a court commissioner and was released on recognizance. Say what?

  9. exrep on April 8, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    North Essex is the sewer of the Park

    • Harry C. Plummer on April 9, 2019 at 5:00 am

      I thought was Great Mills? Water flows towards the lowest point right?

    • Anonymous on April 9, 2019 at 6:38 am

      Tough distinction there!

  10. Bebop on April 8, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Catch and Release.

  11. Anonymous on April 8, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    This whole place is garbage.