2 arrested on weapons, other charges

May 10, 1994

A passenger in the vehicle of a man arrested for driving while intoxicated Saturday interfered with the search of the vehicle, struck the police officer and fled into the hands of authorities at a nearby police station in Scaggsville, Howard County, police said.

Matthew Boessman, 32, of the 600 block of of Rosemont Avenue in Frederick, was charged with assault, hindering a police officer and carrying a concealed weapon.

The driver, 32-year-old Paul Ernest Nikulla, of the 300 block of Crescendo Way in Silver Spring, was charged with drunken driving and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

Cpl. John Mynaugh stopped Mr. Nikulla's vehicle for speeding at U.S. Route 29 and Md. Route 216 at 2 a.m. Saturday. After a field sobriety check, the officer arrested Mr. Nikulla and attempted to search the car. Police said that Mr. Boessman interferred and was told he also would be arrested.

Mr. Boessman is accused of then pushing Cpl. Mynaugh on the chest, striking him in the face and fleeing.

Police said the suspect fled to the nearby Cherry Tree Shopping Center parking lot and onto the rear lot of the new Southern District Police Station, where officers took him into custody.

A pair of martial arts weapons, was found when the vehicle search was completed, police said. Mr. Boessman was released on $1,000 bond later Saturday and Mr. Nikulla was released on personal recognizance.

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