On April 28, 2014, Corporal Moritz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mas Auto Body in Mechanicsville, MD, for a civil dispute, which turned into a disturbance.
Per the owner of the business, David Lee Gates Jr., 54, of Mechanicsville, was served with a notice not to trespass on the property.
Corporal Moritz then advised Gates to leave the property and he refused.
Gates was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.
He was charged with trespassing on private property and failing to obey a lawful order.