Raymond Michael Hickerson II

Prince Frederick, MD – A Calvert man charged in shooting incident that occurred this past October in a convenience store parking lot is facing a 10-count indictment, which was handed down by a grand jury Nov. 19. The defendant, Raymond Michael Hickerson II, 32 of Owings, is facing three counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment; plus one count of firearm use in a felony/violent crime. The First-degree assault charges are felonies.

According to a report from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, on Oct. 7 at approximately 8:50 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the Owings Dash-In for the report of a shooting. “Upon arrival, deputies made contact with three witnesses who stated a heavyset male approached them while they were in the parking lot,” the report stated. “They [witnesses] were in the parking lot exchanging custody of a young child as previously arranged. While parked in the parking lot, they observed a heavy set white male wearing a white t-shirt approach the fence and stated, ‘is there a problem?’ He displayed a dark colored shotgun and a revolver handgun, pointing it in their direction in an aggressive manner. Both victims stated that there was a child there and that they wanted no problems. The victims immediately entered their vehicles and left the area while calling the police on their cellular phones. As they were departing the area, two handgun rounds were discharged from the male over/through the fence. Fortunately, no vehicles or individuals were struck by rounds. Both male victims, who stated that they are familiar with firearms, stated that it was without a doubt the sound of a handgun rather than a shotgun based on their experiences.”

The officers from MSP and the sheriff’s office who arrived at the location secured the area and located a heavyset adult male wearing a white t-shirt on the property directly adjacent to the Dash-In. “The adult male had an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and stated that he does not know what is going on,” the sheriff’s report stated. “The adult male, identified as Raymond Michael Hickerson II, was detained based on him matching the description provided by the witnesses. A search of the exterior of the property was conducted by law enforcement personnel. Two firearms were located. Both firearms were located in the bushes on the exterior of the residence in plain view. They were located to the right of the front door, close to the steps. A revolver handgun and sawed off shotgun were located, matching the description of the witnesses. The revolver was fully loaded and it was confirmed that there were two spent shell casings inside the revolver, confirming the witness information that there were two shots fired at them. The shotgun has been altered and is considered a ‘sawed-off shotgun’ with a barrel shorter than 16 inches.”

Hickerson was arrested and charged. According to court docket summaries, Hickerson was held without bond after his arrest. There is no indication he has been released. The case was being investigated by Detective William Rector. Assistant State’s Attorney Kyle B. Tores is handling the prosecution of the case. At this time, there is no indication when Hickerson’s first appearance before a Circuit Court judge will take place.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com