Police Make Second Arrest After Suspects Threaten Homeowner with Gun in St. Mary’s County

April 11, 2019
Daitoine Vincent Payne, 18, of California

Daitoine Vincent Payne, 18, of California

State police from the Leonardtown Barrack arrested Daitoine Vincent Payne, 18, of California. Payne was arrested for threatening a homeowner with a handgun last Sunday afternoon in St. Mary’s County.

Police are still searching for one more person involved in the incident that occurred on April 7, 2019.

Payne is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a handgun in a vehicle, loaded handgun in a vehicle, handgun on person, loaded handgun on person, use of a firearm in a felony or violent crime, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, disturbing the peace / loud noise.

Police believe Payne acted as the shooter in the incident.

After receiving a tip, troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack located Payne shortly after 8:00 p.m. last night at his residence on Coledorall Court in California.

Payne was taken into custody without incident and transported to St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he is currently being held without bond.

At about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019, a trooper from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 21000-block of North Essex Drive, 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, later identified as Antione J. Bowman, 19, of Lexington Park, was taken into custody at the scene of the stop and later charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and accessory after the fact.

Troopers contacted the victim in the 21000-block of North Essex Drive.  He 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.

The search for the third suspect is continuing.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the Leonardtown Barrack at 301-475-8955, or by email at [email protected].  Callers may remain anonymous.

Daitoine Vincent Payne, 18, of California

Daitoine Vincent Payne, 18, of California