Boy, 14, among suspects in assault in Ocean City

May 26, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 21-year-old Pocomoke City man was in serious condition last night at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was stabbed and beaten outside an Ocean City apartment building.

A 14-year-old boy from Waldorf was identified as the suspect who stabbed Duane Donaway of Pocomoke City, a seasonal arcade worker, said Ocean City Police spokesman Jay Hancock.

Hancock said Donaway was outside an apartment building in the 900 block of Washington Lane with a group of friends about 4: 40 a.m. yesterday when a group of two men and two boys from Waldorf approached. An argument ensued and the groups began fighting, Hancock said. Donaway was stabbed in the back.

The four suspects were arrested a short time later at the Monticello Hotel. Patrick Sullivan, 18, Christopher McNey, 16, and Michael Harman, 21, were being held at the Ocean City Jail yesterday on charges of first-degree assault, Hancock said. McNey was charged as an adult and Sullivan was also charged with weapons offenses.

The 14-year-old, whose name was not released because he was charged as a juvenile, was held on charges of reckless endangerment and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure. He was being held in the juvenile wing of the jail last night, awaiting transfer to a juvenile detention center.

Pub Date: 5/26/98

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