Star Local News
On July 3, 2018, Deputy Budd responded to the 43000 block of St. Andrew’s Church Road, in Leonardtown, to assist Animal Control in checking the welfare of numerous dogs. Animal
Control had previously been to the residence where a dog was discovered to have significant injuries which required immediate veterinary treatment. The animals were housed in a building on the property in unsanitary conditions. A total of 4 dogs were seized from the building due to unsafe conditions, and excessive heat.
As a result of the investigation, Calvin Ben Jones, age 66, of Leonardtown was charged with
Animal Cruelty, for failing to provide necessary veterinarian care, and proper drink while said
animals were in his charge and custody. This case is being reviewed with the Office of the
State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County reference additional charges.