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Calvert County – The body of William Linden O’Neill III, 35, of Prince Frederick was recovered this morning from the Patuxent River. A passing boater located Linden’s body about a mile southwest of the mouth of St. Leonard Creek at 8:22 a.m.
The recovery concludes search efforts that started on Sunday, May 13 at 9:17 p.m. when the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) received a report of an individual fallen overboard from a vessel on the Patuxent River near Patterson Park. Linden was reported fallen from the stern of the 35-foot Markley he and three other individuals were aboard. U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and volunteer fire companies from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties assisted NRP with the search efforts.
Linden’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. The incident is still under investigation.
St. Mary’s County – On Thursday, May 10, NRP charged James Phillip Nelson, 31, of Mechanicsville for allegedly attacking Mark Wade Jordan, 28, of Charlotte Hall with a knife. The two were trotlining for crabs in separate vessels when the dispute occurred in the Wicomico Shores area of the Wicomico River.
Jordan was treated at the scene for minor injuries to his hands, forearms and one ear. Nelson was charged with assault-2nd degree, harassing a lawful fishing activity and disturbing the gear of another. Nelson was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center.
Washington County – On Saturday, May 12, at 1:35 a.m., NRP charged Jeffery Dale Wolfe, 42, of Falling Waters, W. Va. with driving while intoxicated on Interstate 68, east of Sandy Mile Road near Hancock. Wolfe was stopped for allegedly failing to drive right of the centerline. He was issued citations for driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while under the influence of alcohol per se, driving while impaired by alcohol, driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol, failure to drive right of center and driving without a license.
May 18, 2007
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