Po­lice: Man spit on stranger amid in­ci­dent

Cecil Whig - - & - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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.

ELK­TON

“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.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF CCSO

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.

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