Sarah Speakman whistled past the graveyard when busted for DUI drugs; Breanna Randall is Terror of Two States; Britny Blankenship is Sidekick to Murder.
Thanksgiving is off to a rough start for repeat offender DUI driver Sarah Speakman with arrest for DUI – drugs and alcohol.
THIS THANKSGIVING UPDATE ON CRIME, MURDER, DRUGS, AND DUI IN ST. MARY’S STARTS WITH THIS ACCOUNT OF LATEST GREAT MILLS MURDER…
LEXINGTON PARK, MD. – St. Mary’s County becomes dangerous each day as speeders, impaired drivers, and gun-toting gang members take to the roads and on holidays such as Thanksgiving. More activities at local bars such as ABC Liquors and Lounge and liquor stores like St. Mary’s Fine Wines and Liquors at Great Mills bring out the fiercest and feistiest among the population and have resulted in two shootings, with one of them accelerating into the murder of Scott Marvin Bernich on November 4, 2023, at the liquor store in Great Mills, Md.
Two people have been arrested and charged with the homicide of the youth basketball coach in the rear parking lot of the liquor store just after midnight. Leroy Christopher Neal, 48, of Mechanicsville, MD, and Britny Lee Blankenship, 33, were arrested and deposited in the Hotel St. Mary’s charged with Murder First Degree, Murder Second Degree, Assault First Degree, Assault Second Degree, and Firearm Use in the Commission of a Crime of Violence.
St. Mary’s County Convict Sheriff Steve Hall reports that just after midnight on November 4, 2023, Scott Marvin Bernich was in the rear parking lot of the St. Mary’s Fine Wine & Spirits on Rt. 5 in Great Mills when a culprit shot him. Bernich was first taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, which is never a good thing for a gunshot victim, and then flown to the Shock Trauma unit at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, where he was pronounced dead.
Bernich was an active youth basketball coach and lived in California, Maryland, at a home owned by Ernest and Liv Bernich on Cornwall Drive in the San Souci neighborhood, a home they purchased from the developer of San Souci homes, Jay Laurence Millison, in 1988. Scott and Donna Bernich previously owned a home nearby in St. George Hundred that they bought in 2004.
Bernich was a beloved coach of youth sports teams, coaching the St. Mary’s Dream in the youth Travel Basketball Organization at Nike US Junior Nationals Championship second-place team in Pool 3-1, which was sponsored by the International Aerospace Machinist Local Lodge No. 4 Union for the 2014-2015 season.
Party Time for Repeat
DUI Offender Sarah Speakman
Arrested on multiple impaired driving charges on November 20, 2023, was Sarah Hannah Speakman of 22502 Iverson Drive in Great Mills, Maryland.
Speakman, with a history of whacky driving, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, reckless driving with wanton disregard for the safety of persons and property, consuming booze while driving a vehicle, and smoking weed while driving.
Driving while Drugged and
Whistling Past the Graveyard
Maryland State Trooper C. Baden stopped Speakman AS SHE WEAVED HER 2012 TOYOTA ON RT. 5 near Charles Memorial Gardens Cemetary at 10:19 pm on November 17, 2023. Charges were filed in St. Mary’s District Court on November 20, 2023.
Hit and Run in 2017
Sarah Hannah Speakman was charged with failure to return to the scene of a crash on May 27, 2017, and the outcome in St. Mary’s District Court was for the charges to be placed on the Stet Docket in a deal between her public defender and St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz.
Guilty plea to DUI in 2015
St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Department Deputy Joe Somerville charged Sarah Hannah Speakman with DUI on September 28, 2014. In a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on March 18, 2015, Speakman entered a guilty plea and picked up a trip to the slammer for thirty days. As part of the plea deal with Fritz, the jail time was suspended, and she was fined $192.50.
Lousy driving led to Pot Arrest in 2013
The Maryland State Police reported that on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 11:31 pm, Maryland State Trooper D. Buckalew initiated a traffic stop on a red sport utility vehicle on Route 5 at Route 245 for a minor traffic infraction. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, resulting in the recovery of CDS. Sarah Hannah Speakman, 18, of Leonardtown, was arrested and charged with CDS Possession – Marijuana. She was transported to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack for processing and later released.
Jailhouse Blues with DUI arrestees are looking forward to turkey pot pies for Thanksgiving.
Hellcat Randall is the terror of two states.
RANDALL, BREANNA MICHELLE
Randall was a hell cat when confronted with stealing items from Walmart
Resisting Arrest/Theft- The St. Mary’s County Sherriff’s Department reported on February 17, 2019, St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Department Dep. Edwards responded to the Walmart store located on Miramar Way in California, Maryland, for the reported customer causing a disturbance.
When a deputy arrived, it was determined Breanna Michelle Randall, 29, of Great Mills, was allegedly observed removing items from their packaging and then placing the items into her backpack.
Randall was then observed in the electronics section taking a cell phone out of a sealed package after being told by employees not to remove the phone from the package.
Employees took the phone from Randall, at which time she began causing a disturbance in the store. Randall proceeded to the checkout area, grabbed a beverage from the cooler, and then proceeded past all points of sale without purchasing the beverage or items in her backpack. Randall then proceeded outside, where she began causing a scene and yelling at customers. When Dep. Edwards made contact with Randall, she continued her disruptive behavior and refused to cease her actions when Deputy Edwards ordered her to do so.
Randall was placed under arrest; once in the patrol vehicle, Randall began kicking the vehicle. Discovered in Randall’s backpack were several cosmetic items and fake nails that had not been purchased. Randall was charged with Resisting Arrest, Theft, Disorderly Conduct, and Malicious Destruction of Property.
PARKERSBURG CAN CLAIM HELLCAT AS A RESIDENT…Maryland arrest records for Randall show her with a West Virginia address other than her present domicile in the Hotel St. Mary’s
Breanna Randall was charged with battery on a police officer in West Virginia.
The News and Sentinel reported that Breanna Michelle Randall, 1806 Covert St., Parkersburg, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to battery of a government employee and/or medical personnel, was fined $400.50, and placed on home confinement for 30 days. She also pleaded guilty to obstruction and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended, and placed on one year of unsupervised probation. Charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and another three counts of battery of a government employee and/or medical personnel were dismissed, per a plea agreement.
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