ST. MARY’S SHERIFF POLICE BEAT:  The Case of the Axe-Handle Beating ends with case dismissed


ST. MARY’S SHERIFF POLICE BEAT:  The Case of the Axe-Handle Beating Ends with Case Dismissed

UPDATE: With his very freedom at stake, a Leonardtown man hired the Gunslinger Lawyer – ‘Have Lawbook Will Travel‘ – Kevin J. McDevitt to be his mouthpiece and the results were a lot better than opting for a free attorney from the public defenders office, as Scott Greenwell was scheduled to go to court in danger of being sent to prison – and now is a free man.  Greenwell was arrested on Nov. 2, 2018, and indicted by the Grand Jury in Circuit Court on Dec. 10, 2018. The trial was set for April 10, 2019, but on Jan. 3, 2019, the charges were dismissed by prosecutors. There is no word on what happened to the ax handle.

LEONARDTOWN, MD. – A weapon of choice allegedly used by Scott Greenwell was an ax-handle, reports St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron.

Cameron reports that on November 2, 2018, Dep. Tyler Westphal responded to the 22200 block of Archer Street in Leonardtown, for the reported disturbance.

Police say that Scott Franklin Greenwell, 49, of 22279 Archer Street, Leonardtown, Md., pulled the victim from a vehicle, and then began to assault the victim.  Greenwell then went inside his residence, retrieved an ax handle, and began to beat the victim in the head with the handle.

Greenwell was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree, and Assault 2nd Degree and taken to the St. Mary’s Jail and held on $50,000 bail.

Scott Franklin Greenwell charged with battery with an ax handle St. Mary’s Sheriff Westphal.


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While being eligible for a free public defender, Greenwell decided to not take any chances on getting serious hard time and hired the noted Gunslinger Lawyer, Kevin J. McDevitt, of Leonardtown, to be his mouthpiece.

McDevitt got Greenwell off with an easy plea on Dec. 20, 2017, when Greenwell pleaded guilty to DUI in St. Mary’s County District Court. Greenwell was arrested on July 9, 2017, at 4:53 pm, by Maryland State Trooper Eric Evans, as he operated a 2002 Ford on Nomini Street at Lady Baltimore Ave. in Compton, Md. THE DEAL: no fine, no time and two years of unsupervised probation.


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