Mon March 19, 2012
Cambridge Man, Wanted for Assault on Police Officer Charge
Maryland State Police are continuing their search for a suspect who allegedly attempted to mow down a Cambridge police officer with a car, on Sunday.
Officials say a suspect, identified as 39-year-old Demetrice D. Demby, of Cambridge, fled from a traffic stop shortly after 12:30 a.m. Cambridge Police officers attempted to stop Demby on Leonards Lane for a traffic violation. Officers also said they suspected Demby had drugs in his vehicle.
As officers requested a K-9 unit to scan the vehicle for drugs, Demby accelerated the truck. Officials say it is believed that Demby drove his 1995 Chevrolet truck in the direction of one of the officers. The officer who was in the path of the vehicle, fired his pistol at the suspect. A second officer also fired his weapon.
The officer in front of the truck was treated for a broken ankle. Demby's vehicle, which was riddled with gunshot holes, was found abandoned, several blocks away.
Officials do not believe Demby was injured. Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators have obtained an arrest warrant charging Demby with first degree assault, attempted first degree murder and second degree assault upon a law enforcement officer.