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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder

UPDATE –  SMCSO Press Release – 10/28/2019 @ 10:30 a.m.: Continuing investigation in the fatal motor vehicle collision by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and the Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit, it was determined this motor vehicle collision was a result of an intentional act. On October 9, 2019, Avery Leslie Stokes, age 19 of Indian Head, was charged with First Degree Murder. Stokes remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status. UPDATE 10/28/2019 @ 7:30 a.m.: Avery Leslie Stokes, 19, of Mechanicsville was indicted and arrested, he was charged with the following: MURDER – FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT – FIRST DEGREE NEG MANSLAUGHTER – AUTO/BOAT, ETC. According to the indictment, Avery Leslie Stokes, did feloniously, willfully and of deliberately premeditated malice aforethought kill and murder Thomas Edward Douglass, 63, of Mechanicsville. Stokes was driving a car which crashed into a tree on New Market Turner Road, in Mechanicsville on May 18, 2019, killing Douglass. Stokes had picked up Douglass who was hitchhiking, it is unknown if Stokes knew him prior the crash. Updates will be provided as they become available. Stokes is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s […]

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