Anne Arundel County New Year’s Press Release

January 1, 2014


Western District
Child Neglect


On December 31, 2013 at approximately 6:31 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to Level 4 of the Maryland Live! Casino Parking Garage located at 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, Maryland, 21076 reference an unattended child in a parked vehicle.

Investigation revealed that security personnel from Maryland Live were on routine patrol of the parking garage when they noticed a child (3-5 years in age) crying, and unattended, within a parked vehicle on Level 4. Further investigation determined that the vehicle arrived at approximately 10:00 am on December 31, 2013 where a female exited the vehicle then entered the casino area of Maryland Live! Casino.

Based on the investigation, the low temperature, the child’s age and the obvious distress, medical personnel were summoned to the scene to check the child for injuries. The child was subsequently transported to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center for an examination. Just prior to transport, the mother of the child returned to the scene and identified the child as hers. It was determined that the child was 4 years old.

The mother, Alicia Denice Brown, 24, of the 2100 block of Chelsea Terrace, Baltimore, Maryland, was arrested at the scene and charged with: Child Abuse 2nd Degree, Confined Unattended Child under 8 years old, and Neglect of a Minor.

The child was examined by physicians at BWMC and found to be in good health, other than cold and hungry, and showed no signs of physical child abuse. Child Protective Services was contacted in reference to this incident and a safety plan was developed. The child was released to a relative as part of the safety plan.


On January 1, 2014, at approximately 12:46 a.m., officers from the Eastern District responded to the unit block of Nicholson Drive in Pasadena for a stabbing that just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers located a male in the driveway with a stab wound to his hip area. A female was located inside of the residence with a laceration to her hand.

Investigation revealed that the male, later identified as Jon Robert Letcher Jr., 29, of the unit block of E. Joyce Lane, Arnold, MD, was involved in a domestic dispute with the female victim.
They became involved in an argument and at some point Letcher attempted to stab the victim with a kitchen knife. During the struggle, Letcher was stabbed.

Letcher was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma for non-life threatening injuries and was released a short time later into police custody.

The victim was treated on scene by Fire Department personnel.

Letcher was subsequently charged with 1st and 2nd degree assault, reckless endangerment and deadly weapon with intent to injure. Investigation is on going.

Southern District

Assault/Theft Annapolis

On December 31, 2013 at approximately 5:49 p.m. officers responded to the Westfield Annapolis Mall for the report of a fight in progress.

Upon arrival it was learned that a group of individuals became involved in an altercation with two mall security officers. The security officers had asked the group to leave the mall because they were being disorderly.

During the altercation, the security officers were assaulted and one of the suspects displayed a knife. The security officers were able to disarm the suspect without injury. The suspects then fled the mall.

Holiday patrol officers assigned as supplemental patrol in the area and additional units from the Anne Arundel County Police Department arrived and were able locate three suspects a short distance away. At that point they were taken into custody.

The three suspects arrested are:

Zackery Eugene Staley, 19, 3600 block of Pocon Place Beltsville, MD-charged with two counts of 2nd degree assault and possession of marijuana.

Delane Quashawn-Derreke Newman, 19, 5900 block of Shepherd Ln. Lanham, MD- charged with two counts of 2nd degree assault

Jayman Morgan Sloan, 18, 6300 Gabrielle St. Bowie, MD- charged with two counts of 2nd degree assault and theft less than $100.00.

Any information regarding this incident can be made to the Southern District Detective Unit at 410-222-1965.


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