UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Involvement in Armed Robbery and Assault


(L) Wayne Jordan (R) Jonathan Barnes

UPDATE: Leonardtown, MD - On February 14, 2020, Defendant Jonathan McLain Barnes (D.O.B. 01/31/1992) was sentenced to twenty (20) years in prison, the maximum penalty, for his involvement in an armed robbery with the use of a handgun.

Deputy State's Attorney Jaymi Sterling prosecuted the case. State's Attorney Richard Fritz would like to thank Deputy SA Sterling, Detective Austin Schultz and the members of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department for the successful investigation and prosecution of this case.

UPDATE: Leonardtown, MD - August 12, 2019 –Defendant Wayne Aloysius Jordan, Jr. (D.O.B. 04/03/1990) was sentenced to a total of 71 years, suspended down to 50 years of active incarceration in prison today.

State’s Attorney Richard Fritz thanks Detective Austin Schultz and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling for the successful investigation and prosecution of this case. A St. Mary’s County Jury found the Defendant guilty of all nine counts in April of this year.

The Defendant received 60 years suspended to 39 years of active incarceration in prison for his part in a September 1, 2018 armed robbery in Lexington Park. He received an additional 11 years in prison for violations of probation that were ordered to run consecutive to his armed robbery sentence.

(L) Wayne Jordan (R) Jonathan Barnes

Leonardtown, MD - On September 1, 2018, at approximately 1:10 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Valley Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported robbery. Investigation determined three adult victims were confronted by two unknown black males, armed with a handgun. The suspects demanded property from the victims; two of the victims fled the scene and the third victim was physically assaulted and robbed of property.

Deputies were able to utilize investigative tools and tracked the victim’s property to a neighborhood in Lexington Park. When officers arrived in the area, two unknown black males were observed exiting a vehicle. The males were identified as Wayne Aloyious Jordan, age 28 of Great Mills, and Jonathan Mclain Barnes, age 26 of Lexington Park. Located inside the vehicle Jordan and Barnes were seen exiting from, was the victim’s cell phone and a handgun.

Jordan and Barnes were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center. Upon Barnes being placed into a police vehicle, he assaulted an officer; the officer was uninjured. Barnes and Jordan were charged with the following criminal violations after consultation with the Office of the State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County:

  • Armed Robbery
  • Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Use of a Handgun in Commission of a Felony
  • Handgun Wear/Carry/Transport

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Austin Schultz at (301) 475-4200 extension *1953 or by email at Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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