LIFE FOR KILLERS AT CHANCELLORS RUN PARK
Two Men Sentenced in 2021 Execution-Style Homicide at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park
LEONARDTOWN, MD – St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced on October 30, 2023, that two men were sentenced for their participation in the June 2021 execution-style murder of a teenager at the Chancellor’s Run Regional Park.
The sentences for Leonard Charles Hall, 29, of Lexington Park, Maryland, and James Reginald Flanagan, 27, of Lexington Park, Maryland, are as follows:
• Leonard Charles Hall: Life imprisonment; and
• James Reginald Flanagan: A life sentence with 35 years’ active incarceration.
Following a multi-day jury trial, a St. Mary’s County jury convicted Hall on May 12, 2023, of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and related firearms offenses.
Subsequently, on July 21, 2023, Flanagan, the co-conspirator, entered an Alford plea to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and related firearm offenses surrounding his involvement with the June 2021 homicide.
Senior Assistant States Attorneys Sarah Proctor and Jeff Maylor prosecuted both cases on behalf of the citizens of St. Mary’s County.
Detective Daniel Sidorowicz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department was the lead investigator.
Circuit Court Judge Joseph Stanalonis presided over both cases.
22-Year-Old Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for 2022 Homicide
State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced that Jevontez Davis, 22, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, was sentenced to Life in prison with 50 years of active incarceration for the shooting homicide of a teenager.
On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 3:21 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department responded to Pegg Road in Lexington Park for a reported shooting. Deputies arrived on the scene and located two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims, a 19-year-old, was pronounced deceased on scene.
“This sentence cannot bring back the life that was senselessly taken, but I hope the victim’s family, his friends, and our community can find some solace knowing the Defendant will spend significantly more time in prison than the total number of years he has been alive to date,” said State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling.
Senior Assistant State’s Attorneys Donna Pettersen and Jeffrey Maylor prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of St. Mary’s County.
Detective Sergeant Austin Shultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department was the lead detective.
Circuit Court Judge Michael J. Stamm presided over the case.
Delonte Rivens Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Domestic Violence Assault of Child and Child’s Mother
LEONARDTOWN, MD. – St. Mary’s State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced on October 3, 2023, that Delonte Rivens, 38, of District Heights, Maryland, was sentenced to 35 years in the Division of Corrections, with 15 years of active incarceration for domestic violence assault.
On January 27, 2023, at 2:18 AM, officers from both the Maryland State Police and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in Dameron, Maryland, for the report of an assault.
Officers determined Rivens assaulted his girlfriend and subsequently utilized a knife to assault her child, who suffered a deep laceration to his hand and was bleeding profusely.
Rivens was sentenced as follows:
• Felony first-degree assault: 25 years, with ten years to be served in prison; and
• Second-degree assault: ten years, with five years to be served in prison, running consecutively to the felony first-degree assault charge.
Trooper John Engleman was the lead investigator for the Maryland State Police. Deputy Toni Hunsinger of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department diligently and skillfully aided the child before emergency medical services professionals arrived.
St. Mary’s Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Donna C. Pettersen, Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit, prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of St. Mary’s County.
St. Mary’s County Circuit Court Judge Michael J. Stamm presided over the case.