Police: Man spit on stranger amid incident
— A case of mistaken address ended with the arrest of a Delaware teen who allegedly battled with officers after he refused to leave the Elkton residence — which is a block away from the house that he had intended to visit, police reported.
Officers with the Elkton Police Department went to a residence in the 100 block of Hollingsworth Manor about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, after receiving a complaint about a stranger banging on the front door of a house there, police said.
When they arrived, police added, officers saw the suspect — Tyler Dominick Myers, 18, of Delaware — pounding on that door.
“Mr. Myers made statements revealing he thought he was at a residence in the 200 block of Hollingsworth Manor, when, in fact, he was at a residence in the 100 block. He was at the wrong residence,” explained Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an EPD spokesman.
At that point, the occupant of that wrong residence — the person who had called authorities — walked out of his home and asked the officers to remove the stranger from his property, police reported.
Instead of leaving on his own or allowing officers to escort him off the property, however, Myers allegedly stood his ground, according to police.
“Mr. Myers immediately became uncooperative and disorderly upon hearing this request. He also spit on the complainant, striking him in the chest,” Zurolo alleged.
That’s when officers informed Myers that he would be placed under arrest and charged with assault, which allegedly didn’t sit well with him.
“He did not wish to be arrested and began to resist arrest. Officers were able to gain control of the Mr. Myers and place him into handcuffs. Once in handcuffs, Mr. Myers continued to yell and curse, attracting the attention of residents in the area,” Zurolo outlined.
Then Myers’ alleged resistance grew more forceful, police reported.
“Mr. Myers refused to get into a patrol car and began to actively resist any attempts to get him seated inside the car. He began to kick at officers, striking one officer in the arm. Eventually officers were able to gain control of Mr. Myers and secure him in the patrol car,” Zurolo said.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Myers remained in the Cecil County Detention Center in lieu of $5,000 bond, according to Cecil County District Court records.
Myers, who is scheduled for a Dec. 5 trial, is facing seven criminal charges, including resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and two counts of second-degree assault, court records show.
This surveillance photo shows the second suspect in the Oct. 11 robbery of a Conowingo convenience store. Investigators have identified this suspect, and charges are pending against him, police reported.