Carl Deronn Crockett

Prince Frederick, MD – A 38-year-old North Beach man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend this past July, has been indicted by a Calvert County grand jury. The four-count indictment against Carl Deronn Crockett was handed down in Calvert County Circuit Court Nov. 19. Crockett is charged with first-degree assault, a felony; firearm use in a violent crime, second-degree assault and committing a crime of violence with a minor present.

According to documents on file in the Maryland court system, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a location on 5th Street in North Beach during the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 17 and contacted the victim. She told deputies she and her teenage son had been spending the night at her ex-boyfriend’s home. That evening, the ex-boyfriend, identified as Crockett, “assaulted her by slapping her three times with an open hand on her face and subsequently threw her downstairs,” Detective Justin Livingston stated in court documents. The victim then left the residence and called 911. She told police that she and Crockett had been drinking alcoholic beverages during the evening. She had gone to bed at approximately 2 a.m. Crockett is then alleged to have entered her bedroom and became angry when the victim refused his sexual advances. The victim ran into the bedroom where her son was sleeping and told him to call the police. Livingston stated in court documents that Crockett followed the victim into the bedroom, grabbed her by the hair and threw her down the steps.

When detectives arrived at Crockett’s home they found him sleeping. Detective Ridgley interview Crockett, who was uncooperative, according to police. The officers also interviewed the teen, who stated Crockett “placed a black handgun to his head while he was attempting to call 911.” The teen “dropped the phone and went to his bedroom.” When interviewed by a detective later, Crockett denied placing a gun to the boy’s head and stated the victim persuaded the boy to make the allegation.

When asked by Livingston if he had any guns at the residence, “Crockett stated, ‘I’m not saying yes or no, I’m a law-abiding citizen,’” the detective stated in court documents.

Detectives did take photos of the victim’s injuries “that were consistent with someone being thrown down steps,” Livingston stated.

A day after the incident, Crockett was released from the detention center on his own recognizance. The defendant’s initial appearance in Circuit Court is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 3. Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Morton will prosecute the case. While Crockett was represented by the Public Defenders’ Office when the case was in District Court, a docket summary does not indicate who will be representing him in the Circuit Court proceedings.

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