2 officers bitten while subduing man

September 04, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

Two police officers were bitten Tuesday night while subduing a Jessup man who had fought with his father and allegedly threatened his parents with a shotgun, authorities said.

According to accounts given to police, Jeremy Duvall, 26, began arguing with his girlfriend, Klara Hook, 23, about 11: 30 p.m. and stood in a doorway to prevent her from leaving the house in the 2900 block of Jessup Road.

Checking on the commotion, the father, Jason Duvall, 44, became involved in a fight with his son; the mother, Jackie Duvall, called police.

Before the officers arrived, the son allegedly took a 12-gauge shotgun from a gun cabinet and pointed it at other members of the household. The weapon was pulled from the son's grasp by his mother, whose fingers were bitten as all four people became involved in the fighting, police said.

While the mother took the shotgun to a neighbor's house, the father and son continued fighting amid broken furniture, lamps and glass until Officers Michael Cox and Stephen Swann arrived and separated the bloodied men, police said.

Both officers said they were bitten as they tried to subdue Jeremy Duvall, using pepper spray and a flashlight as weapons.

Jeremy Duvall was charged with three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of reckless endangerment, five counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest and malicious destruction of property.

Police said they retrieved the shotgun from the neighbor's home and found that it was unloaded.

Paramedics treated the parents for cuts and bruises. Cox was treated at North Arundel Hospital for the bite on his hand, police said.

A county police officer reported finding a nude couple on the median strip as she drove along Ritchie Highway during a rainstorm early Monday, authorities said.

Officer Elizabeth Shaffer reported that when she stopped and approached the couple about 4 a.m., the man fled. The woman, who had been standing on a guardrail near Aquahart Road, was arrested, police said.

Karen J. Isenberg, 38, of the 1000 block of Oakwood Road was charged with indecent exposure, police said.

An Elkridge woman was robbed of her purse Monday night as she sat in the passenger seat of a car at a Hanover gas station, county police said.

Dawn F. Schabach, 31, told police that a friend pulled into the Texaco station in the 1300 block of Dorsey Road about 8 p.m. to buy gas. As she sat in the car with the window down, Schabach said, a man grabbed her face and demanded money.

She told the man she didn't have anything, but he reached into the back seat and snatched her purse, which contained $10, police said.

As Schabach got out of the car and screamed for help, the man fled in a pickup truck.

Police Log:

Annapolis: A gold ring, a cellular phone and sunglasses worth more than $270 were reported stolen Monday from a 1988 Honda parked at the Red Lobster restaurant in the 100 block of Jennifer Road.

Cape St. Claire: A boat motor worth $4,000 was reported stolen Monday from a home in the 1100 block of Ramblewood Drive.

Crofton: Cabinets worth $1,600 were reported stolen Tuesday from a home under construction in the 1900 block of Pawlet Drive.

Pub Date: 9/04/97

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