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A domestic dispute in front of children in a Lusby home has led to the arrest of a man who allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at his spouse while she was holding her 3-year-old daughter.

Carroll Donta Wilkerson, 33, of Lusby has been charged with one count each of first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and handgun violence/firearm use, according to charging documents.

Wilkerson was processed June 27 at the Calvert County Detention Center and released on $2,500 bond June 29, said Lt. Charles Poff of the center.

Written statements made by several juveniles in the home on White Sands Drive as well as Wilkerson’s spouse claim Wilkerson allegedly threatened to kill everyone in the residence, charging documents state.

On Friday, June 27, Dfc. P. Wood of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call of a domestic incident with knowledge that the suspect had a 20-gauge shotgun and was still in the home. Wood, along with two other deputies, arrived at the residence, and a man, later identified as Nick Fowler, exited through the front door, charging documents state. He told the officers Wilkerson was in the basement and still allegedly in possession of the shotgun.

After the officers attempted to communicate with Wilkerson and advised him to come out via a PA system, he did so with his arms in the air. The documents state he was taken into custody without incident.

After the scene was secured, the officers took statements from the victims, according to charging documents. Lakesha Wilkerson, Carroll Willkerson’s spouse, stated that when he came home, Carroll Wilkerson was mad that she asked Fowler for money and that he allegedly was hitting the refrigerator and yelling. Her husband allegedly retrieved the shotgun, loaded it and pointed it at her while she was holding her 3-year-old daughter. At this point, Lakesha Wilkerson said, Fowler took the gun from Carroll Wilkerson and unloaded it. When Carroll Wilkerson allegedly went downstairs to get more shells, everyone in the house fled.

A 15-year-old, who called 911, as well as a 13-year-old and 10-year-old, wrote statements that supported Lakesha Wilkerson’s account, the documents state.

After Carroll Wilkerson was taken into custody, Dfc. Morgan, Cpl. McCarroll and Wood entered the residence and found a 20-gauge Mossberg shotgun leaning against a wall in the hallway just inside, documents state.

At the Calvert County Detention Center, a preliminary breath test determined Carroll Wilkerson’s blood-alcohol level to be 0.21.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 28.

afrazier@somdnews.com