Deputy Director of St. Mary’s County LUGM Charged with Felony Assault and Gun Charge

June 11, 2019
Kathleen Easley (Facebook Photo)

Kathleen Easley (Facebook Photo)

On Friday, May 23, 2019, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Upland Drive in Bushwood, in reference to a possible burglary in progress.

Upon their arrival, they contacted the adult female victim and an adult complainant. The male complainant advised he was woken up by the female victim frantically knocking on his door requesting to enter his house. The woman was saying something about a gun and drugs, the man allowed the female to use his phone to contact the police.

The woman advised after meeting her neighbor, Kathleen Easley, age 47 of Bushwood, for the first time, earlier on Thursday, May 22, she accompanied Easley back to the Easley’s residence. While at Easley’s residence the woman and Easley began to drink alcoholic beverages in the kitchen of the residence in excess.

During the time in which the victim was at Easley’s residence, she told police Easley’s made sexual advances towards her, which according to the victim, she declined. She went on to say, when the sexual advances were declined, Easley left the kitchen area and went to her bedroom. She said Easley returned a short while later with her right arm behind her back and approached her. Then, according to the victim, the Easley produced a handgun. She said Easley’ then leveled the handgun and pointed it directly at her, and while brandishing the firearm, the defendant never made any verbal threats or advanced towards her. The victim said she was able to disarm Easley and fled the residence with the firearm. The victim indicated once she left the Easley’s residence, she fell due to her level of intoxication and dropped her cell phone and the gun in the front yard of the Easley’s residence.

Police recovered a fully loaded black .38 Caliber Taurus Revolver where the victim said she had dropped it.

Police made contact with Easley at her residence and asked her if she owned a firearm, which she indicated she did and described it as a black .38 Caliber Taurus Revolver. Easley told police the gun was currently located inside her bedroom and advised she would show officers where the firearm was located. Once in Easley’s bedroom, she opened a dresser and the gun was not located. Easley then described the firearm as “missing” from the drawer, police located ammunition consistent with the ammunition previously recovered from the firearm in the front yard.

Easley told police she had not registered the firearm with the state of Maryland when she moved to the state approximately 2 years prior. A check of the recovered firearm was ran through the Maryland Gun Center, and found to not be currently registered.

Easley denied any altercation/argument with a firearm at the time of the incident.

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Kathleen Easley, was charged via a criminal summons for the following: Assault first and second Degree, Handgun on Person, Loaded Handgun on Person, Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime.

Kathleen Easley, is currently employed as the Deputy Director of St. Mary’s County Department of Land Use and Growth Management (LUGM).

SMNEWSNET asked a spokesman from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office how a person could be charged by criminal summons and not arrested for a felony first-degree assault and were told it was decided by a court commissioner not to issue an arrest warrant.

When a person is charged by criminal summons, there is no booking photo or fingerprinting. A criminal summons is a written order, issued by the court that requires the person named in the complaint to appear in court on a specific date and time to answer the alleged charge. They are required to sign the charging document promising to appear in court without a bond to ensure their appearance.

Police and prosecutors will often use a criminal summons rather than arrest a person they believe will appear in court and who poses no immediate threat to the public. Criminal summonses are typically used in low level, nonviolent misdemeanors, and most traffic offenses.


86 Responses to Deputy Director of St. Mary’s County LUGM Charged with Felony Assault and Gun Charge

  1. LtownTaxpayer on June 11, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    LUGM stands for Department of Land Use & Growth Management. So she is the deputy director for a county entity.

  2. ziggy on June 11, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    that is a smelly story, good old boy cover up going on

    • wally b on June 12, 2019 at 8:11 am

      Nothing new around here. Got a lot of family members that did some serious damage. Most got local time, work release and this is for things like felony assault. Some never even got arrested. The is business as usual.

    • Tate Martell on June 12, 2019 at 10:01 am

      Its not really a cover up as they are fairly transparent about this stuff The accused will meet with the state’s attorney and her lawyer to hash this out. Unlikely that she ever goes before a judge.

  3. Trumpland on June 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Affluenza and nepotism. White privelege

    • Ricky Raccoon on June 12, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      your an idiot

      • Grammar Police on June 12, 2019 at 5:48 pm

        ** you’re

        • Fan of grammar police on June 13, 2019 at 12:28 pm


    • Killary on June 13, 2019 at 10:48 am

      ** privilege

  4. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    LUGM UP!

  5. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    White privelage

    • helpmecuzz on June 12, 2019 at 8:10 am

      Says the racist

    • grammar police on June 13, 2019 at 3:23 pm

      check spelling

    • GoCryYouselfaRiver on June 13, 2019 at 6:31 pm

      Yet another excuse/term used by some to justify laziness and failure.

  6. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    If she’d been of color it would’ve been a different scenario, or lower prominence

    • Captain Obvious on June 13, 2019 at 5:03 am

      White IS a color.

      • Anonymous on June 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

        No white is a privilege

        • Anonymous on June 17, 2019 at 7:11 am

          Can’t be a privilege – everyone is now taught to hate it.

          The race card has finally matured to provide the bearer full anti-white hatred with total immunity.

          Fair minded people look only upon the actions of others.

          The racist is triggered solely by the color of skin.

  7. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    special treaments for some?

  8. Bill on June 11, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Lol crackers at it again

    • DoubleStandard on June 13, 2019 at 10:05 am

      You mean we’re going to stay this color?

  9. Darrell g on June 11, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Right…no threat to the public.

  10. exrep on June 11, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    well now I wonder if she gets to keep her job.

  11. MikeinMorganza on June 11, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Well, if this ain’t privilege, I have no idea what privilege is! The rest of us would still be sitting in jail.

    • Anonymous on June 12, 2019 at 10:55 am

      How so? She was charged with a crime. What more would you like to happen?

      • Anonymous on June 16, 2019 at 7:32 pm

        jail time like the rest of us

    • Please on June 12, 2019 at 12:51 pm

      No one around here sits in jail, NO ONE, lol

  12. Trash on June 11, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Criminal Summons? This piece of trash sex assaulter needs to be locked up.

  13. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Lets reserve judgement unless there is a guilty plea, or a conviction.

    • No Big Deal.......just a SNAFU. on June 17, 2019 at 7:24 am


      I say we beat the Christmas rush and start hating her NOW.

      The privilege isn’t her color – it’s her social status. She is a county employee of a fancy-smancy county department. So she gets a little drunk and horny sometimes – and misbehaves.

      Bringing a gun into it, is where she jumped the rails.

      But then look at the black guy in the other article that shot up the other guy’s face last December. He just now got his “plea down” minimized to a far lesser charge of assault – and is ready to go again. See – MD judges LOVE the criminals no matter what color!

      The money FLOWS like wine in the court house. The attorneys and judges are just partying it up like kings.

  14. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    White Privilege strikes again!!

    • sassy on June 20, 2019 at 4:34 pm

      APPARENTLY, “white privilege” IS THE EXTENT of YOUR VOCABULARY!! STOP BLAMING white people for WHAT the STATISTICS HAVE PROVEN over and over and over AGAIN!!! ALWAYS have an excuse and want to “play” the “white privilege” card INSTEAD of owning your own failures!! GOD FORBID we EVER SAY “black privilege” good lord…. a riot would break out!!!


  15. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Come back in six months, this will be wiped clean. This charge will be as it never existed. She knows somebody that can help her get this wiped off…I’m sure of it. I don’t even know why it’s posted.

    • A. Gibson on June 12, 2019 at 8:24 am

      Agree, was surprised that this was posted. The only thing I can think is it sounds like she’s not from here. Most of the stuff that goes on down in the 7th never makes the local news.

      • Fed up on June 12, 2019 at 12:21 pm

        Please people, read the article before posting. She’s NOT from here. Moved here 2 years ago.

        • The Media on June 12, 2019 at 3:15 pm

          Did the County Taxpayers pay for her relocation?

        • u hating on June 13, 2019 at 12:04 pm

          right, thats why dude said “sounds like she’s not from here”. read his comment doofus

          • The Media on June 14, 2019 at 10:50 am

            Very informative answer Albert

  16. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    What the what??

  17. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    If she pulled a gun on someone over sex..wouldn’t that alone pose a threat to the public!?!?..If someone else were to have an unregistered gun, they are going to jail!! So what’s the thing here!?!..cause she works for the county high up!! Ding ding that’s the answer!

    • Mimi on June 12, 2019 at 9:33 am

      And she’s white. Wouldn’t be the same if she was black. Smh!

      • WhoCares on June 13, 2019 at 10:08 am

        Now I’m really confused, I thought black females didn’t commit these type crimes, please make up your mind!

        • I don't (care) on June 18, 2019 at 12:08 pm


  18. Synonymous on June 11, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    During pride month. Go figger.

  19. Jae Lmao on June 12, 2019 at 2:04 am

    The whitest of privileges!

  20. MDC on June 12, 2019 at 2:33 am

    I see A double standard here. If that was average county resident cuffed and stuffed for sure.
    I thought we were done with the good old boy system. All held accountable equally. If I did that I would lose my government job and clearance in a hart beat.

  21. Anonymous on June 12, 2019 at 4:13 am

    So because she works for St Mary’s county’s government .This lady get a summon for a felony charge unbelievable

    • MReynolds on June 12, 2019 at 8:48 am

      Not surprised. They let that crooked zoning Inspector get away with his shenanigans, plus they let his incompetent supervisor retire, so he wouldn’t have to answer to the public about all the fraudulent home inspections that took place, under his watch! People are still living in those homes! Call your commissioners and try to get a straight answer. Good luck!

  22. Bill on June 12, 2019 at 4:15 am

    So because she works for St Mary’s county’s government .This lady get a summon for a felony charge unbelievable

  23. WOLF OF WALDORF on June 12, 2019 at 6:35 am


    • WhoCares on June 13, 2019 at 10:10 am

      BooHoo, poor me

    • Sniveling little teen on June 15, 2019 at 7:28 am

      Why did you cuss out the cop? Would you like to be cussed at while doing your job? You sound like a teen that didn’t get disciplined when you needed it.

      • kate's relative on June 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm


  24. Look inside on June 12, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Perhaps the Court Commissioner should be investigated for dropping the ball for this poor pitiful white lady with a 6 figure paying job. Give 6 months and she will be stealing at Walmart, and it will be the community’s fault because she lost her job

  25. Bebop on June 12, 2019 at 9:04 am


  26. IP.Freely on June 12, 2019 at 9:42 am

    This is definitely a case of privilege.
    I see it less as white privilege and more as “well-to-do” or rich privilege because they would have surely locked my white butt away.

    As soon as people realize it’s not a color of privilege that separates us we will be better off– especially in Southern Maryland.

  27. Anonymous on June 12, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. Who says the one filing charges is telling the truth.

  28. The Media on June 12, 2019 at 10:43 am

    The hiring practices should be reviewed in all three Counties, especially St. Mary’s and Calvert. The “good ole boy” system was replaced years ago with the “buddy system.” NO EXPERIENCE required, just promise to be my buddy and do as I say, YOU’RE IN!! The County Commissioners should be held accountable and forced to participate in the shenanigans of these pseudo powered potentates. That’s why we have an elected government to keep these jackals in check, or do we? Hmmmmmmm.

  29. Ben Matlock on June 12, 2019 at 11:01 am

    For those too lazy or too stupid to figure out how the criminal justice system works, here’s a free lesson. When the police investigate a crime, they make decisions based on a few factors. Did they witness the crime? Is the story believable? Are there witnesses? Many times they present the facts to the District Court Commissioner and that person decides on charges and if a warrant or criminal summons is appropriate. Let’s put this in perspective. How would you like it if someone made up some BS story about you and the police arrested you just on what a person said? See how this works? Carry on and keep pulling that race card every chance you get, because there is no other possibility the reason for the way things are done. Yes, has to be race. God help us all.

    • Thumper on June 12, 2019 at 10:03 pm

      You a bigot racist homie

      • Obamanure on June 13, 2019 at 10:12 am

        Typical, someone has a different view and you instantly label them a racist. We all can see who the real racist is!

      • Homie the Clown on June 13, 2019 at 9:34 pm

        And your mother is fat.

  30. Anonymous on June 12, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    there are to many she’s in the writing… she attacked her… no names makes it very confusing.

    • Grammar Police on June 13, 2019 at 7:29 am

      If you are going to challenge someone on their grammar or punctuation, please be correct in your responses. Thanks.

      • Anonymous on June 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm

        Lol!! You are SO right!

      • Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 4:24 am

        Get a life, loser. People can type however they want. Deal with it.

        • Grammar Police on June 15, 2019 at 5:01 pm

          Exactly. I can type what I want.

  31. Anonymous on June 12, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    So is that an Employment Opportunity or an Elected Official?

  32. Anonymous on June 12, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    So many juicy questions.
    1) unregistered weapon?
    2) drugs?
    3) forcing sexual advances?
    3) county officals covering for each other?

    • da'ron payne on June 13, 2019 at 3:24 pm

      4) What is a white lady doing in Longview Beach?

      • Chibbs on June 17, 2019 at 1:44 pm

        Trying to buy crack, or looking for somebody to detail her car!

  33. Anonymous on June 12, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    My concern is that the victim easily could have been killed or injured and noone would have known. Out there on Longview. This all bad. This government official character as well as the commissioner’s character should be questioned.

  34. Anonymous on June 12, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    That’s it. I’m bleaching my skin.

  35. Fred Barry on June 12, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    This story is HOT!

  36. Ricky Raccoon on June 12, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    this isnt white privilege, it’s St Mary’s County inner circle privilege. But you tards go ahead and keep pushing that narrative

    • Anonymous on June 13, 2019 at 7:30 am

      Feel free to move somewhere else. I hear there is a ton of housing in Waldorf or Suitland.

      • The Media on June 14, 2019 at 10:56 am

        That’s right!!! Lets keep Waldorf in Waldorf, thank you.

  37. Anonymous on June 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm


    What’s the best way to get with the new chick next door?

    A) Dinner and a show.
    B) Booze and a gun.
    C) Flowers and chocolate.

  38. Look inside on June 12, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    There are a few post(s) on here saying, “do not rush to judgement. I think we understand that. However it is and has been proven by the suspect that she was the owner of the unregistered gun found in the yard. That alone is a crime. Or did I read FAKE NEWS

    • Ben Matlock on June 15, 2019 at 5:02 pm

      And she was charged. What more would you like to happen?

  39. Pissed on June 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    She should be locked up like the rest of they accusation inmates. Fair is fair

  40. Anonymous on June 13, 2019 at 10:50 am

    A lot of racists on this one. Maybe try looking in the mirror to see the worst racist in your family?

  41. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Maybe she should have shot someone in the face like Elijah Miguel Miles. That would make her acceptable regardless of her skin color, right?

  42. Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 9:52 am

    He did not shoot anyone in the face. Tyquan was shot in the back. After he attempted to rob Elijah. Then Elijah grabbed the gun in self defense. Any act of violence against another human being is wrong. What’s more wrong, is when our government blatantly condones criminal behavior from employees. First thing that’s a red flag her gun isn’t registered. Then we can go down the list. Matters a damn her race. Oh but yes her job, her economic status, and then yes finally her race more than likely played a damn factor in how she was treated. Until you have been a minority…you will never understand. Hmmm but she is a woman I presume…she may soon hit a wall. ;)

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      I am sure that is exactly what happened.

    • Anonymous on June 18, 2019 at 9:50 am

      “The victim sustained three gunshot wounds, one to the face and two to his back. He was flown via helicopter to an area trauma center and listed in critical condition.”

      Original police report. You are wrong and trying to change the facts. He shot him in the face.

      Twice in the back was the self-defense part, right?