LEXINGTON PARK, MD – A Lexington Park wannabe drug dealer who has a record of leading police back to his lair, leaping from tall buildings in a single bound, and then attempting to flee on foot has been caught again, this time by the Maryland State Police.

During his latest escapade, leading troopers in a low-speed pursuit not likely to be seen in LIVE PD, Dione Davis abandoned his car after the old worn-out Caddie’s engine caught on fire.  Davis then attempted to fight a trooper resulting in the trooper’s gun being discharged but failing to hit Davis or anyone during the struggle for the firearm.

Police say that Dione Jamar Davis, 29, (DOB 01/24/1990) of 46558 Valley Court, Apt. 1009, Lexington Park, Md., was charged by Maryland Trooper Jon Michael Cress with:

  • second-degree assault,
  • resisting arrest,
  • possession of a controlled dangerous substance
  • and lots of other traffic violations.

Davis is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Jail for an initial appearance with a District Court commissioner or judge.


The action began shortly before 8:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 2019, when Maryland State troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack were working stationary patrol on Maryland Route 246 (Great Mills Road). When the troopers observed a 2005 Cadillac CTS traveling without its headlights illuminated one of the troopers subsequently followed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop at Forest Run Drive at Great Mills Road.

As the trooper approached the Cadillac on foot, police reported that he detected the odor of marijuana.  A second trooper arrived on the scene for assistance.  The driver and sole occupant of the Cadillac, later identified as Davis, was asked to step out of the vehicle, at which time he did what miscreants often do in the wilds of L. P. City and accelerated his old Caddie and fled from the traffic stop.

A low-speed vehicle pursuit ensued, and within two minutes, the Cadillac began to emit smoke.  Davis stopped the Cadillac at a dead end on Spring Valley Drive at Valley Court, near his hideout, which is likely funded by the taxpayers, at which time the engine compartment of the Caddie caught fire. Davis exited the burning hulk and fled on foot behind an apartment complex on Valley Court.

The state trooper who was first to arrive on the scene pursued Davis on foot while maintaining visual contact with him.  He noticed that Davis was fidgeting at his waistband for something.

Police say that in fear for his life and others on the scene, the trooper removed his agency-issued firearm from his holster and continued to pursue Davis on foot.

At some point during the foot pursuit, a Maryland State Police spokesman said that the trooper and Davis became involved in a physical altercation. During the struggle, one round was discharged from the firearm. At this time, circumstances surrounding the discharge of the round are currently under investigation.   No one was injured.

Davis surrendered and was immediately taken into police custody. No one was injured during the incident, say police.

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

Davis will be appearing in court on Jan. 9, 2020, in Leonardtown District Court to address the several dozen traffic charges and all-around failure to do right.


Davis, sometimes of Atlanta, Georgia, was charged by St. Mary’s Deputy James Stone on July 1, 2016, with charges of

  • second-degree assault,
  • reckless endangerment,
  • resisting and interfering with his arrest,
  • along with failing to obey a lawful order;
  • in addition to driving without a permit and driving while suspended.
  • In addition to the laundry list of driving infractions that Davis incurred were driving in excess of reasonable speed,
  • unsafe lane changing, and running a red light – may be more than one of them.

The same escapade earned Davis more charges: prohibited driving in a center lane (anyone ever heard of that one before now?), eluding police in an official police vehicle and unsafe lane changing.

On a big day in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court on Aug. 26, 2016, Davis failed to win Dirtbag of 2016, but he did cook up a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz and entered a guilty plea to two of the eighteen charges. THE DEAL: Fritz agreed to a sentence of one year for fleeing from the flatfoots with all of the sentence suspended and credit given for five days Davis had served in the slammer before making bail.  On the second guilty plea to driving without a permit, Davis got sixty days in the Hotel St. Mary’s and was allowed work release.


In February of 2016, St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reported that Deputies from the Lexington Park COPS Unit observed a vehicle occupied in the rear area of an establishment. Deputies contacted the operator and sole occupant and immediately detected an odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

As deputies attempted to continue their investigation, the operator, later identified as Dione Jamar Davis, 26, of Lexington Park, Md., placed the vehicle into drive and fled the scene. During his escape, Davis nearly struck a pedestrian, and a chase ensued.

 fled into a residence in the 46000 block of Valley Court. Deputies surrounded the residence and made contact with an occupant. At that time, suspect Davis leaped from a top floor balcony and was met by Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Nero” and apprehended.

Deputies from the COPS Unit and Patrol Division discovered a quantity of marijuana the suspect had discarded and requested assistance from the Vice/Narcotics Division.

Detectives obtained warrants for two searches and seizure raids, which were executed on the residence mentioned above and the vehicle suspect Davis was operating.

Numerous items of evidence were recovered included multiple individual baggies of marijuana, packaging material, and nearly $300.00 in cash. Body armor in the form of a “bulletproof vest” and a cell phone was also recovered. Davis was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment before being formally charged.

St. Mary’s States Attorney Fritz never filed any drug charges against Davis, according to court records which indicates that he didn’t have any drugs, the evidence was lost, witnesses failed to appear in court or couldn’t remember Davis, if they did appear – or and far more likely – that Davis dimed out his fellow drug dealers in Lexington Park so they could go to jail. It could be that Davis is just a drug user and too erratic to be a successful Lexington Park drug dealer as has yet to make it on the official scoreboard with any drug-dealing convictions.

In addition to police pursuing Davis, the Department of Social Services has been tracking him for paying child support, and court records show that Davis uses an alias of Zendaya Jamya Wade for the purpose of dating and skipping out on his baby mama, Jasmine Antoinette Wade.  

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