Leonardtown Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Attempted Armed Robbery at Abell's Tavern

Rex Douglas Reece Jr.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. - On August 21, 2020, Defendant Rex Douglas Reece Jr., 48 was sentenced to serve twenty (20) years in prison for attempted armed robbery. 

In Maryland, the maximum penalty for attempted armed robbery is 20 years.

On December 31, 2019, deputies responded to Abell's Tavern on Piney Point Road in Callaway, for the reported robbery.  A witness reported a male brandished a knife and demanded money.  The individual, later identified as Rex Douglas Reece Jr., age 48 of Leonardtown, left in a vehicle and was quickly located in the area and taken into custody.  Reece was charged with Robbery, Armed Robbery, and Assault 1st Degree.

State's Attorney Richard Fritz would like thank Deputy State's Attorney Jaymi Sterling and Detective Daniel Sidorowicz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for the successful investigation and prosecution of this case.

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