Feckless District Court Commissioner Allowed Dangerous Felon Out of Jail; Cops Say Terrell Duckett Cut Off His Ankle Bracelet and Went Looking For Love with a Knife
HOW AND WHY can this dirtbag criminal keep getting out of jail with no bail and plea deals?
LEONARDTOWN, MD (October 23, 2023) – The Convict Sheriff Steve Hall reports that on Saturday, October 21, 2023, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department Deputies responded to the 46800 block of Morningside Lane in Lexington Park, MD, (Crime Town of Maryland) for a reported stabbing.
Deputies located a 36-year-old male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was flown to the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center for treatment.
The suspect, positively identified as Terrell Anthony Duckett, 27, of 46516 Midway Driver, Lexington Park, MD., had an active arrest warrant for Violating a Pre-Trial Release Agreement and was taken into custody at the scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect met through a social media app and did not know each other prior to this incident.
Earlier in the month, on October 12, 2023, Maryland State Police had apprehended Duckett for operating a stolen vehicle. Following an attempted traffic stop and a brief pursuit, the suspect had been confined to the St. Mary’s County Jail. On Monday, October 16, the District Court placed Duckett on House Arrest with GPS monitoring as part of his Pre-Trial Supervision. On October 16, Duckett cut off his GPS ankle bracelet and failed to appear for a court hearing.
Duckett is currently being held at the St. Mary’s Jail and is charged with:
· Escape Second Degree
· Felony Assault First Degree
· Assault Second Degree
· Identity Fraud to Avoid Identification, Apprehension or Prosecution for a Crime
· Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Taking, Obstructing and Hindering
· Failure to Obey a Reasonable/Lawful Order
· Theft of $1,500 to under $25,000
· Unauthorized Removal of a Motor Vehicle.
On 10/12/2023, Maryland State Police Trooper Lewis located a vehicle that was confirmed as stolen, reported through the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department. When Tpr Lewis attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle fled, and a brief pursuit ensued. The occupants of the vehicle then fled on foot but were all apprehended. The driver, identified as Terrell Anthony Duckett, 27 of Lexington Park, MD, and one occupant of the vehicle, who initially provided a false name but was identified as Deondre Marcel Stewart, 24, of Lexington Park, MD, were arrested. Duckett and Stewart were transported to the St. Mary’s County Jail. Duckett was charged with Motor Vehicle-Unlawful Taking, Obstructing and hindering, Failure to Obey a Reasonable/Lawful Order, Theft: $1,500 to Under $25,000, and Unauthorized Removal of a Motor Vehicle. Stewart was charged with Motor Vehicle-Unlawful Taking, Person’s Identity to Avoid Prosecution, and Obstructing and hindering. Duckett was also issued numerous traffic citations related to fleeing.
District Court Commissioner Jessica Lang, with one year and nine months of experience working as a commissioner, on October 13, 2023, allowed ex-con Terrell Duckett out on bond despite having failed to appear in court for trial just a month before being arrested on a bench warrant issued on July 10, 2023, by District Court Judge James Tanavage. Duckett was scheduled to appear for trial on November 14, 2023, in District Court, which was short-circuited by his new arrest. Commissioner Lang’s job experience before being hired as a District Court Commissioner was acting as an event coordinator for student functions at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Jessica Lang was an organizer of March for Our Lives Maryland to remember the murder of Jaelynn Willey by her ex-boyfriend Austin Wyant Rollins at Great Mills High School, which ended when Rollins killed himself as a School Resource Officer confronted him in a school hallway. St. Mary’s Deputy School Resource Officer Blaine Gaskill shot at Rollins after he discharged his gun at the officer. Sheriff Tim Cameron: Dfc. Gaskill located and confronted Rollins, who was still armed with a handgun in a nearby hallway. Dfc. Gaskill fired one shot at Rollins, who simultaneously fired a shot as well; Rollins sustained a life-threatening injury from the exchange.
The actions of Deputy Gaskill saved many lives that day, and the result of Rollins roaming the hallways unchallenged could have left a deadly trail of dead bodies. Two years later, the group Lang helped found advocated for removing all school resources officers from Maryland schools.
TERRELL DUCKETT NABBED WITH GUN ON GREAT MILLS ROAD
On April 26, 2022, at 3:06 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 21400 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported man with a gun observed near a business. Deputies arrived on the scene and the individual fled into the woods, behind the business. A perimeter was established, and the individual was located in the woods and observed by deputies to be armed with a handgun. The individual, later identified as Terrell Anthony Duckett, 26, of Lexington Park, was ordered to drop the weapon and he complied. A loaded handgun was recovered with no make, model, or serial number, commonly referred to as a “ghost gun.” Duckett was wearing a backpack when he was taken into custody and located in the backpack were an additional 76 rounds of ammunition.
Duckett was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown. Duckett was charged with the following:
Firearm-Possession with Felony Conviction
Regulated Firearm-Illegal Possession
Loaded Handgun on Person
Handgun on Person
Illegal Possession of Ammunition
Duckett was also served an outstanding theft warrant. When Duckett arrived at the detention center, suspected marijuana was located on his person and he was subsequently charged with Possession of Contraband at Place of Confinement.
Duckett remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Jail on a no-bond status. A “ghost gun” is a privately made firearm without a commercially applied serial number, rendering the weapon untraceable.
09/08/21- Terrell Anthony Duckett, age 25 of no fixed address- Armed Robbery, Robbery, Assault 1st and 2nd Degree, Theft, and Credit Card Steal Another’s by Cpl. LeFave
Detectives Solve The Mission Burglary – Terrell Duckett
Leonardtown, Maryland – On January 15, 2015, detectives served Terrell Anthony Duckett, 18, of no fixed address, with an arrest warrant charging him with Felony 2nd Degree Burglary, Property Destruction Under $1,000, and Theft Under 100.00.
On December 23, 2014, deputies responded to The Mission, located at 21015 Great Mills Road, after an employee observed the glass door had been shattered and the business had been burglarized. While waiting for deputies to arrive, the employee watched a black male suspect turn the lights on inside the business and proceed to search through several plastic containers. The suspect fled the area just before police arrival. The description of the suspect was shared with all Patrol personnel.
On December 24, 2014, Deputy Bare was at the Soup Kitchen located on Great Mills Road, when he spotted a subject matching the description of The Mission burglary suspect. Deputy Bare subsequently identified the subject as Terrell Anthony Duckett and learned Duckett had an active arrest warrant charging him with 1st Degree Burglary (for a burglary that occurred a month prior). Deputy Bare placed Duckett under arrest and transported him to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where the warrant was served.
Detectives subsequently identified Duckett as the suspect who burglarized The Mission on 12-23-14.
Bozo Burglar Duckett Sought Name Change
Duckett petitioned for a name change in Allegany County Circuit Court on December 6, 2018. The Circuit Court approved a waiver of prepaid costs on December 10, 2018, to allow this scumbag criminal to change his name to further his criminal career. According to Maryland court records, a notice of publication for the change of name was filed the same day. Finally, the Allegany Circuit Court Judge W. Timothy Finan issued a dismissal order in the case, citing a lack of jurisdiction.