3 officers attacked in Severn

August 23, 2008|By Julie Scharper

Three Anne Arundel County officers suffered minor injuries when they were attacked by groups of people in and outside of the Severn home of a man they were trying to arrest, police said yesterday.

Two officers on bicycles were patrolling Durness Court about 9:45 p.m. Thursday when they saw Carlyle E. Brooks, 18, whom they knew to be on house arrest in a pending handgun and drug case, said police spokesman Sgt. John Gilmer.

According to police, Brooks reached for his waistband and when officers ordered him to raise his hands, he punched one of them and ran into his home in the 8200 block of Durness Court.

Brooks continued to fight the officers, and five others in the house tried to free him from the officers, Gilmer said. Other officers arrived to help handcuff Brooks and control the situation.

As Brooks was led from the home, a group of about 20 "disorderly subjects" outside confronted the officers and several began to attack them, police said.

Ricky D. Jones, 20, of the 8200 block of Parham Court, struck an officer in the mouth, struggled with the officer and tried to escape, police said. Officers fired a Taser to subdue him, then arrested him. One officer suffered minor injuries to his head, neck and mouth, and another had head and neck injuries and cuts to the hand and knee, police said.

Brooks was charged with assaulting an officer and was being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center without bail. Jones, who was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center to have the Taser prongs removed, was charged with assaulting an officer.

Kendra L. Simms, 21, of the 8200 block of Parham Court, was arrested and charged with assaulting an officer, and. Lionel D. Green, 19, of the 8200 block of Dunfield Court, was charged with disorderly conduct.

Others might be charged, Gilmer said.

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