Newburg Man Arrested After Attempting to Rape Employee at St. Mary’s Hospital

October 3, 2019
Ezekiel Jedidiah Thomas, 22 of Newburg

Ezekiel Jedidiah Thomas, 22 of Newburg

On Monday, September 30, 2019, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported sex offense.

The investigation determined Ezekiel Jedidiah Thomas, 22 of Newburg, assaulted a 19-year-old female employee, in a supply closet.

The victim advised she was working in the emergency room conducting her normal duties and had to enter a small utility closet for supplies. When she entered the closet, the door closed and locked behind her, as she was gathering the supplies she needed and preparing to leave the closet, she heard someone jiggling the handle from the other side, and when she opened the door Thomas entered the closet and shut the door behind the two of them. The victim said when they were locked in the closet together, he held his hand on the doorknob and prevented her from leaving. Thomas then pulled down his pants and underwear down to his ankles and exposed his erect penis. Thomas then tried to force the victim to her knees. The victim refused and placed her hand on top of Thomas’s hand that was on the doorknob in efforts to open the door and getaway. When Thomas continued to hold the door shut the victim began digging her fingernails into his hand in hopes of escaping, at this time the victim stated she heard someone on the other side of the door and continued to try to force the door open. The door opened and another employee separated Thomas from the victim.

Police made contact with the employee who opened the closet door, she told them that she is a nurse technician at the hospital and was currently assigned as a “sitter” for the hallway near Thomas’s room. She confirmed Thomas is a patient of the hospital and he was in room 11. She told police that prior to the incident Thomas began was making obscene gestures to her and asked for baby wipes so he could masturbate. The witness said she saw Thomas walk out of his room and she watched him walk into the closet where the assault occurred. She stated once she saw the door close, she signaled an alarm for assistance and walked over to the closet door. She stated the closet door was locked and she attempted to open it. When the door opened, she observed Thomas standing directly behind the victim, both the victim and the defendant were facing her, and Thomas had the victim in a headlock. The witness also confirmed Thomas’s pants were at his ankles and his erect penis was exposed. The witness was unaware that the victim was also in the closet until the door was opened. The witness said she ordered Thomas to release the victim and he complied, he then pulled up his pants and walked back to his room.

The victim said she did not recall being placed in a headlock as described by the witness, and stated she believed she may have blacked out or passed out and does not recall his arm around her throat.

Thomas confessed to police that he entered the closet and attempted to have the victim perform a sex act, he said he knew it was wrong and he felt sorry for his actions.

The hospital video surveillance was also reviewed and corroborated the victim and witness statements.

Thomas was arrested and charged with the following crimes:

  • Second Degree Rape (Attempted)
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Sex Offense Third Degree
  • False Imprisonment

At the time of the arrest, it was discovered Thomas had an open warrant from Salisbury, Maryland for the following crimes:

  • Assault Second Degree
  • False Imprisonment
  • School: Molest ETC-Other Location
  • School: Disturb Operation

Thomas was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and served his outstanding warrant.  Thomas is currently incarcerated at the detention center on a no bond status.

Ezekiel Jedidiah Thomas, 22 of Newburg

Ezekiel Jedidiah Thomas, 22 of Newburg

57 Responses to Newburg Man Arrested After Attempting to Rape Employee at St. Mary’s Hospital

  1. Charles on October 3, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Just chop it off and lock him up. He wants to act like an animal? Put him in a cell with them.

    • Whoopie on October 3, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      Also, ban him from all medstar locations. Dude is gonna need real medical attention some day, just tell him at the door that they won’t treat him.

      • Anonymous on October 5, 2019 at 2:21 pm

        You’re an idiot they’re not gonna just ban somebody for needing medical attention.

    • Anonymous on October 4, 2019 at 8:09 am

      Sad thing is THE JUDGES WILL NOT PUT HIM IN JAIL,SO VOTE THESE JUDGES OUT OF OFFICE AND GET JUDGES WHO WILL PUT CRIMINALS IN JAIL,THATS THE REAL PROBLEM.

      • Anonymous on October 4, 2019 at 8:55 pm

        The real problem is with ignorant people like you who think that throwing people in prison is the answer to solving the mental health crisis problem in this country.

        • Anonymous on October 6, 2019 at 7:20 pm

          As opposed to letting him free and keep raping and molesting people? Absoloutely. Mental health or not this man is clearly a freaking threat to the public. He was already wanted for doing the same crap. You must be a democrat. What don’t you get he is a risk to everyone.

        • Der on October 7, 2019 at 8:56 am

          So you are volunterring to house him while he receives his “treatment”. Maybe you can put bunk beds in your daughters room. I’m sure she’ll be safe…

    • Kate on October 7, 2019 at 7:17 am

      I JUST THINK HE SHOULD HAVE CALLED ME I WOULD HAD HANDLED THAT ;-)

  2. Duh on October 3, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Good job zeke lol learned that at Leonard town high school huh

    • sillysue on October 3, 2019 at 5:42 pm

      Hey,Duh, did you bother to read the article? He is from Newburg!

    • Anonymous on October 4, 2019 at 6:26 pm

      Leonardtown is one word, genius. Plus he isn’t from this area… You’re just as ignorant as this dude.

      • LOL on October 5, 2019 at 9:47 am

        He may live in Newburg NOW, but he did indeed go to LHS. Idiots. People do move, you know. Stop assuming, you look like an idiot.

  3. Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Pervert…have fun with your erection in jail. Wtf is wrong with people?

  4. Brandon Buckler on October 3, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    This is 100% the hospitals fault and the lack of security, someone asking for wipes to masturbate should immediately cuffed and booked.

    A young women’s life could have been changed by such a disgusting idiot. Take these POS’s and throw them in jail rather than the hospital.

    Makes no sense to me

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      You’ve clearly never worked in a hospital and are completely unaware of how laws work. While it’s completely disgusting, you can’t arrest someone for saying they want to masturbate.

      • From the Hills on October 4, 2019 at 11:41 am

        I’ve said that I wanted to do that multiple times while at St. Mary’s. Nothing they can do about it.

    • Anonymous on October 4, 2019 at 11:53 am

      You were born in the studio. What do you know about hospital security

    • Anonymous on October 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      How dumb are you? Well you are a Buckler, so it’s not really your fault you have inbred bloodlines.

  5. Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Based on his actions and warrants, this guy is obviously a serial sex offender. He needs to be put away for a long time. There’s no excuse for this, and anything less than a long prison sentence is a failure at the hands of our justice system.

    • Erin on October 6, 2019 at 11:23 am

      There’s this thing called HIPPA , the hospital isn’t BY LAW allowed to tell ANYONE that someone is there unless that person has signed a waiver saying they could… so checking a patients background or asking the police to run their name is against the law

      • Please! You scared me! on October 9, 2019 at 1:20 pm

        ewwwwwwwWWWW “BY LAW”

        So scary when you put it that way!

  6. Jon on October 3, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    If they had done a background check, you think they would have seen the warrant. That’s just careless on the hospital’s part.

    • Fred on October 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

      You really think hospitals do background checks on Emergency Room patients? Smh

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      It is not the responsibility of the hospital to do criminal background checks on their patients. Try to find out how the system works before making ignorant comments.

    • Curious on October 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      Why would they do a background check on a patient?

    • Paxxie on October 3, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      Do they do background checks on patients?

    • Patient on October 3, 2019 at 7:45 pm

      He’s a patient. Not an employee. I’m guessing possibly a mental health patient since he has a sitter outside his room.

      • Anonymous on October 7, 2019 at 8:34 am

        The sitter was for another patient and happened to be near his room.

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      Careless how? The hospital doesnt do background checks. Even if they did, these people still need medical treatment

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      Wow. You’re a new level of stupid. Are you actually suggesting that the hospital should do a background check on every person that walks into the ER? He was a patient, not an employee.

      **Man being rolled into the ER on a stretcher while being coded**
      Hospital staff: “stop right there! You’ll have to wait while we do a background check to see if you’re eligible for treatment. Does anyone have his license and social?”

      • Trapper John, MD on October 4, 2019 at 1:24 pm

        I mean, they could do a quick call to the police and just say “hey does Ormando Dingle have any outstanding warrants?”
        Seems like you could do that while he’s in route to the ER.

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 10:21 pm

      He wasnt a hospital employee!!

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 10:58 pm

      Jon…I am confused. why would a hospital do a background check on a patient? Not sure if you’re aware but even if someone has a criminal record they still can seek medical attention. His actions are in no way the hospital’s fault.

    • Mary on October 3, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      They don’t do background checks on PATIENTS.

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 11:43 pm

      What hospital do you know does background checks prior to receiving ER care? You sound very ill informed.

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 11:44 pm

      Since when do hospitals do background checks on patients?

    • Anonymous on October 4, 2019 at 12:14 am

      It’s not the hospitals job to do background checks on patients. It’s our job to treat people. All people. Including sex offenders. Like it or not.

    • Pile On on October 4, 2019 at 9:47 am

      Hey! Did you know they don’t do background checks on patients?!?!

  7. Duh on October 3, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Oh, well since he feels sorry for his actions, nothing further needs to come of this.

    -Liberals

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      ?

      • Dont be an Idiot on October 4, 2019 at 8:10 am

        I’ll see if I can break it down to levels that even you can understand. Liberals are on a quest to eliminate all punishment in this country. So since he has shown remorse for his actions, there is no need to fill up prisons. Its sarcasm. We truly are living in the dumbest country on this planet

  8. Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    All an set up

    • Anonymous on October 4, 2019 at 6:31 pm

      Camera, witnesses and all however you think it’s a set up? He even admitted it… You’re stupid

      • RayKwonDre Williams on October 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

        Its just one of the go to responses for our culture. Doesnt even have to make sense, just gets blurted out. Things like, “I was scared”, “this is a set up”, “I know my rights”. You know, the usual.

  9. Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Funny sounds plained

    • Grammar Police on October 4, 2019 at 6:28 am

      **planned

  10. Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    To Jon: He was a patient, not an employee. The hospital didn’t miss anything.

  11. Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Assuming that the hospital is able to look up warrants is just wrong. It’s a hospital, not a police department. Unless the warrant is somehow listed in his medical records, there’s no way for them to see it. And it wouldn’t be because a hospital and the police are two separate entities. Sure, blame the hospital, why not. The staff are only trying to save people’s lives 24/7. Nurses and techs work 12 hour shifts to only get yelled at, cursed at, and spit at by entitled assholes who think their cold or whatever is more important then someone dying of a heart attack, or a stroke, or that person who just got stabbed, or that 10 month old who’s turning blue.

  12. Jon on October 4, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Sorry, I assumed he was an employee without fully reading the entire article. That’s on me for rushing to judgement. You know what happens when you assume.

  13. Queen of the Iron Throne on October 4, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Brandon,

    While I completely agree that this person is, well, disgusting, and should be prosecuted for his crime, I can’t agree with your first statement. If you think it’s a crime to masturbate, you might as well round up all 14 year old boys and throw them in jail! Did you really THINK before making such an idiotic statement?

  14. Elizabeth Warren on October 4, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Now hear this. If I’m elected, I’m going to enact a law that makes mandatory background check for all hospital patients.

  15. Anonymous on October 4, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    not even xmas…and already fruits cakes showing up !!!

  16. Anonymous on October 5, 2019 at 9:28 am

    These sex offenders will NEVER be rehabilitated. It’s just a matter of time before he does something worse. Look at that Quade boy that murdered Moneta Strickland. He had multiple previous rape charges yet somehow wasn’t in prison. You POS democrat judges need to go.

  17. Anonymous on October 5, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Disgusting POS animal.

  18. HE FINE on October 7, 2019 at 7:03 am

    WHY HE AINT JUST CALL ME!!!

  19. Anonymous on October 9, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Some of y’all commenting lucky cause y’all know what would happen if y’all wasn’t anonymous

  20. Your momma on October 10, 2019 at 11:53 am

    I was locked up with him hes playing the crazy role