MURDER USA: A blade works just as well as a gun on Great Mills Road; cops seek serial burglar Charles H. Thompson Jr. in the stabbing of drug dealer Zachary Sawyer

The mean street of Great Mills Road is the devil’s playground for local heathens

Great Mills Road mean street

LEXINGTON PARK, MD. – Along the mean street of crime town of Lexington Park is an old shopping center that is often the hangout for local miscreants, so many that a new Sheriff’s station is being erected across the street at the tune of several million dollars.

The Maryland State Police reports that a dustup between two men ended with one being flown to a trauma unit and the other on lam, wanted by the police four attempted murder and assault.

Police say that on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at approximately 3:35 pm, police responded to the parking lot of the Weis Market located in St. Mary’s Square Shopping Center in Lexington Park, Maryland for the report of an assault.

Upon arrival, it was revealed the victim, Zachary M. Sawyer, 28, suffered two stab wounds to his back after an altercation with the suspect, Charles H. Thompson Jr., 24. Thompson. fled the scene prior to police arrival. Sawyer was transported to Prince George’s County Hospital via Maryland State Police helicopter, Trooper 7, with non-life-threatening injuries.

Charles H. Thompson is wanted for a case of stab and flee – maybe he hightailed it back down to South Carolina to hide out in Anderson County – or will he be home for Christmas in the Hotel St. Mary’s?

The State Police say that their investigation revealedSawyer and Thompson Jr. know each other, this was not a random act of violence.As a result of this incident, there is an active arrest warrant for CharlesThompson Jr., charging him with Assault 1st & 2nd Degree. The incident is under investigation, anyone with information is urged to contact theLeonardtown Barrack Duty Officer at 301-475-8955.

Thompson, who lives at 45910 Indian Way, #713 in Lexington Park, Md., was charged with trespassing by St. Mary’s Deputy Sheriff Scott Ruest on Sept. 1, 2018.  Thompson was found guilty of disorderly conduct in St. Mary’s District Court on Sept. 11, 2018 and sentenced to 60 days in jail with all but ten days suspended.

Zachary Taylor got a free ride in a chopper to the trauma unit of his choice after meeting up with Charles Thompson Jr. in St. Mary’s Square, say police. 

On Nov. 4, 2016, Charles Henry Thompson Jr. entered a guilty plea to second degree escape which is the charge for failing to return to jailafter work release, not putting bedsheets together and escaping through awindow in the jail.  In the plea dealwith St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz, Thompson was given six months injail.

When Thompson was charged by Deputy Matthew Pleisse with assault of a jail guard in the Hotel St. Mary’s, Fritz dropped the charge onMay 27, 2014.

Thompson entered an Alford Plea when charged with being a bum (rogue and vagabond), auto theft and possession of a regulated firearm while being under age. THE DEAL: Thompson was sentenced on May 21, 2014 to two years in jail, given credit for 269 days of time served.

Sawyer is a local rooster, having been pursued in a paternity case in St. Mary’s Circuit Court by Social Services who asked the court to order a blood test to figure out any responsibility he might have for fathering a child. The court ordered child support and on July 31, 2018, a petition for contempt was filed after Sawyer was given deadbeat dad status.  Since, he is likely to survive the stab wounds, the baby mama will be glad to hear it.

As a convicted drug dealer, Sawyer ought to have enough money to pay for his kid so they can post cute photos on Facebook.  Sawyer entered into a plea deal to a felony drug distribution charge on July 8, 2011 with Fritz. THE DEAL: one year in the slammer and a fine of $1,000. The court record showed that drug dealer Sawyer could get out of jail upon payment of the fine and $125 in court costs in yet another case of Drug Dealer Payola which Fritz has engaged in for the last ten years.


On Aug. 23, 2017, Zachary Micah Sawyer, of 45679 Edge Mill Court, Great Mills, Md., petitioned to have his drug dealing conviction expunged from court records, so he could get an honest job, fool some landlord into renting to him so he would have a new crib from which to run his drug business or other nefarious activities. On Sept. 20, 2017, the Circuit Court Judge denied the request to hide his criminal record from the public.

The following statement was provided by the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Department on Feb. 7, 2014: During the months of November 2013through January 2014, deputies responded to multiple motor vehicle thefts and thefts of personal items from motor vehicles in the Callaway and Piney Point area of St. Mary’s County. The cases were reviewed during weekly CompStatmeetings and similarities were discovered in each of the incidents. TheCriminal Investigations Division assumed the cases and detectives were able to identify a suspect. Warrants were obtained for Charles H. Thompson, Jr. age 19, of Lexington Park. Thompson, Jr. fled the state upon learning of the warrants for his arrest.

Detectives were able to determine Thompson was residing at a residence in Anderson County, South Carolina. Contact was made with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office who responded to the residence and took Thompson, Jr. into custody. Thompson, Jr. waived extradition during a court hearing in Anderson County and on February 6, detectives from CID took custody of Thompson, Jr. and transported him back to St. Mary’s County.

Thompson, Jr. was incarcerated in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, charged with 3 counts of Theft Under $1,000, 6 counts of Credit Card Fraud, 6 counts of Rogue and Vegabond, 3 counts of Unlawful Taking of Motor Vehicle and 2 counts of Assault 2nd Degree. The assault charges stemmed from domestic violence incidents in November and December 2013. Additionally, Thompson, Jr. was served a Circuit Court warrant as a result of a grand jury indictment charging him with Unlawfully taking of a Motor Vehicle, Theft and Possession of a Regulated Firearm after Having Been Convicted of a Crime of Violence. Thompson, Jr. is currently being held under no bond.

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