UPDATE: Shot Fired by Police and Lexington Park Man Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

November 30, 2019
Dion Jamar Davis, 29, of Lexington Park

Dion Jamar Davis, 29, of Lexington Park

UPDATE 11/30/2019: After consultation with the Office of the State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County, charges have been filed against the suspect who fled a traffic stop in St. Mary’s County last night.

The accused is identified as Dion Jamar Davis, 29, of Lexington Park.

Davis is charged with second degree assault, resisting arrest, possession of controlled dangerous substance and other traffic violations.

He is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center awaiting an initial appearance.

11/30/2019 @7:00 a.m.: The suspect is not being identified at this time. He is in police custody at the Leonardtown Barrack and faces criminal charges related to the incident.

The preliminary investigation indicates that shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019, a trooper from the Leonardtown Barrack was on patrol in the Lexington Park area when he noticed a Cadillac CTS traveling without its headlights illuminated in the area of Great Mills Road. The trooper subsequently initiated a traffic stop at Forest Run Drive at Great Mills Road.

As the trooper approached the Cadillac on foot, he detected the odor of marijuana. A second trooper arrived on scene for assistance. The driver of the Cadillac was asked to step out of the vehicle at which time he accelerated and fled from the traffic stop.

A low speed vehicle pursuit ensued and within two minutes, the Cadillac came to rest at a dead end in an apartment complex at Spring Valley Drive at Valley Court. The driver of the vehicle bailed out of the Cadillac and attempted to flee.

A trooper on scene noticed the driver fidgeting for something in his pants. In fear for his life and others on the scene, the trooper removed his agency issued firearm from his holster. At some point, the trooper and the suspect became involved in a physical altercation. During the struggle, one shot was fired from the trooper’s assigned duty pistol. The driver then surrendered and was taken into police custody. No one was injured during the incident.

State Police investigators are continuing to conduct interviews with witnesses. State Police crime scene technicians responded to process the scene.

The investigation is being conducted by the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division. An investigation is also underway by the Maryland State Police Internal Affairs Unit, which is procedure.

Upon completion, the investigation by the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division will be forwarded to the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

Updates will be provided when they become available.




Dione Jamar Davis, of Lexington Park (2016 Booking Photo)

Dione Jamar Davis, of Lexington Park (2016 Booking Photo)

28 Responses to UPDATE: Shot Fired by Police and Lexington Park Man Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

  1. Just DeFacto on November 30, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Let’s see .
    1. Not obeying lawful commands from law enforcement. Check
    2. Driving away from a traffic stop .Check
    3. Fidgeting with his pants . Check
    4. Getting into physical altercation with officers. Check
    5. The jury is off today. Though it appears this has the makings of a African American. Check
    6. With bated breath I await the release of the perpetrators name.
    7. “Pot” stirrer ( meh ), realist ( affirmative )
    Let the barrage , melee and conflagration of comments begin

    • MD Turd Central on December 4, 2019 at 2:53 pm

      “Nailed it” mic drop.

  2. Anonymous on November 30, 2019 at 11:21 am

    I’m glad to read the LEO was not injured.

  3. Anonymous on November 30, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Why does it look like the car was on fire

    • Anonymous on December 1, 2019 at 11:11 am

      It was

  4. Shawn on November 30, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Typical gun culture. Too many gun junkies around here

    • Anonymous on November 30, 2019 at 5:11 pm

      You my friend have won the idiot of the year award

    • Typical Libtard Basher on November 30, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      Read also: it was the LEO’s firearm that the suspect attempted to take away and ended up firing a shot off with.

    • Synonymous on November 30, 2019 at 8:42 pm

      Typical democrat culture, sissy.

    • Weak on December 1, 2019 at 10:04 am

      Yeah your troll game’s weak, you loser.

    • Anonymous on December 1, 2019 at 7:38 pm

      And, don’t forget about the car too. If a car wasn’t involved this incident would have never happened.

  5. Anonymous on November 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    A prior mugshot. Surprise, surprise!

  6. Anonymous on November 30, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Typical POS

  7. Anonymous on November 30, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Another bag of crap

  8. Ura Douche on November 30, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    What a moron. The trooper was the one with the gun. The pos didn’t have a gun, he just wanted to get shot by fidgeting with his waistband.
    Next time the cops should shoot him. And you should read the article well enough to know what went on before you put your foot in your mouth. Dumbass.

    • It's Me on December 3, 2019 at 8:49 am

      He was fidgeting…trying to hike up his draws’ so’s he could run.

  9. Anonymous on November 30, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    No floors for you tonight at the college

  10. Anonymous on December 1, 2019 at 8:09 am

    …no wonder he’s driving with no lights on !!! look like hes got plenty of lites to see by !!!

  11. Anonymous on December 1, 2019 at 9:01 am

    How the heck does a trooper get into a physical altercation after drawing his gun? A gun is intended to keep your enemy at range, not so that you can close to ‘physical altercation’ distance. Either these cops don’t know what they’re doing or this news site is misrepresenting what happened.

    • Anonymous on December 1, 2019 at 3:15 pm

      Geez you’re stupid.

    • Anonymous on December 1, 2019 at 7:06 pm

      Or the public outcry of “police brutality” has LEOs worried they’ll get careers ruined while the courts sort the issues out. It’s a sad truth as to what LEOs have to deal with on a day to day basis.

    • SonjaD on December 2, 2019 at 8:11 am

      Let’s see. The criminal wanted to get shot, probably looking for a payday for his family that will most certainly sue and win. The LEO was trying to keep his job. Right or wrong, if he had shot the criminal, the LEO would have been suspended, put on leave with or without pay for doing his job. Those “cops” know what they’re doing. Their hands are tied by our idiot AG and his cronies in the state house.

  12. Anonymous on December 1, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Damn my mans

  13. Is there any other way? on December 2, 2019 at 6:30 am

    “After consultation with the office of State’s attorney…”?

    Well gee – is that unusual here – or what?

  14. resp to annon on December 2, 2019 at 7:10 am

    There are some dumb ass’s that will still fight with police( after the officer un-holsters his weapon) and attempt to get the officers weapon away from them….That’s a fact , because this has been captured on video , public(homes and business) and police (body camera)

  15. Anonymous on December 5, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Ok, wheres the mission statement for incarceration? Wheres the response to the request for the mission statement for incarceration? Whats the explanation why we don’t have a mission statement for incarceration? No mission statement, no reason there is no mission statement.

  16. I can see why so many car pictures were taken. on December 6, 2019 at 6:42 am

    What a SWEET rod!

    She profilin with the hood up too – Showin off that engine!

    Spring Valley custom car show held there every week.

  17. The REAL Truth on December 8, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks for perpetuating the myth Mr. Davis.