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On February 4, 2020, at approximately 11:15 a.m. Deputy First Class Beyer conducted a vehicle stop in the 21800 block of Pegg Road in Lexington Park. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Melvin Royce Jones Jr., age 24 of Virginia. During the vehicle stop Jones fled on foot and was pursued by deputies. Jones was taken into custody and a loaded firearm was located on Jones’ person.
Jones was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with the following:
Handgun in Vehicle
Loaded Handgun in Vehicle
Handgun on Person
Loaded Handgun on Person
Obstruction and Hindering
Fraud Person/Identity to Avoid Prosecution
Firearm-Possession-Felony Conviction
Illegal Possession of Ammunition
Jones is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status.
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