On May 2, 2016, Deputy D. McClure of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division made contact with Dayshawn Martel Nolan (age 24 of Lexington Park), who was an occupant of a vehicle parked in the rear lot of Lancaster Park located at 21550 Willows Rd. in Lexington Park, Maryland. Dep. McClure subsequently placed Nolan under arrest for an outstanding warrant for trespassing. A search incident to arrest of the vehicle revealed suspected heroin and cocaine packaged for resale and a loaded .22 caliber revolver. McClure identified the vehicle’s operator as Deuan Manuel Herndon (age 31 of Lexington Park).

Numerous items of evidence found in proximity to the revolver were analyzed and determined to be both heroin and cocaine.

The facts of this investigation were presented to the Grand Jury for St. Mary’s County, Maryland, by a detective assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division. As a result, both Nolan and Herndon were indicted on one count each of the following: possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, wear, carry, and transport a handgun on person, and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Nolan was subsequently served the five-count indictment while already incarcerated on an unrelated matter at the St. Mary’s County Detention & Rehabilitation Center (SMCDRC) in Leonardtown, Maryland.


On the evening of August 14, 2017, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to the front lobby of the SMCDRC in Leonardtown and made contact with Herndon. Upon being informed of the active arrest warrant regarding the indictment, Herndon fled on foot in an attempt to elude the uniformed deputies prior to being apprehended. Along with being served the five-count indictment, Herndon was additionally charged with resisting arrest and issued a civil citation for possession of less than ten grams of marijuana.