Leonardtown Man Arrested Following Barricade Situation in St. Mary’s County

December 28, 2022

Mark Anthony Buckler of Leonardtown, MD. (2022 Arrest photo)

Maryland State Police arrested a man following a barricade situation Wednesday afternoon in St. Mary’s County.

On Wednesday, December 28, 2022, shortly after 4 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, along with deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 23800 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, Maryland for a report of an assault in which the suspect fired a gun in the air.

The suspect, identified as Mark Anthony Buckler, 40, was inside the home with his wife and his three children. According to a preliminary investigation, police requested that Buckler exit the residence, but he refused and went back inside with the children.

Buckler’s wife was able to exit the residence when police arrived. Buckler surrendered peacefully at about 5:30 p.m. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Buckler was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where he is awaiting an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.

Following consultation with the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, Buckler was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and failure to comply with the provisions of a final extreme protective order.

Troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division – Southern Region will be conducting the investigation into this case.

The case remains under investigation.

On March 7, 2022, DFC. Beyer responded to the 23000 block of Pt. Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported Assault.

Investigation determined Mark Anthony Buckler, age 39 of Leonardtown, forcibly removed the victim’s cellphone from the victim’s hand, at which time an altercation began for the phone. During the altercation, the victim sustained a visible injury to the left side of the victim’s head. Buckler was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.

Mark Anthony Buckler of Leonardtown, MD. (2022 Arrest photo)