Man accused of trying to run down Eastern Shore police officer found in Baltimore

March 21, 2012|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 39-year-old Eastern Shore man accused of trying to run down a police officer in Cambridge, Md. over the weekend was arrested in Northeast Baltimore on Tuesday night, state police said.

Demetrice D. Demby was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Erdman Ave. by state troopers, who were assisted by city police and local U.S. Marshals. Police said Demby was at the home of an acquaintance and was arrested without incident.

Police said Demby was driving in a truck that was stopped by Cambridge Police officers just before 12:30 a.m. on March 18. As a police drug dog was conducting a scan of the vehicle, police say Demby accelerated toward an officer standing in front of the truck. The officer dove out of the way, suffering a broken ankle, police said

Two officers including the officer who was injured, fired their .40 caliber Glock pistols at Demby as he fled, police said. Demby's truck was located a short time later abandoned a few blocks away from the traffic stop.

The vehicle had "damage consistent with gunshots" and investigators saw what appeared to be blood in the vehicle. However, after his arrest, state police said he had not been struck by the officers' gunfire.

It was the second high-profile incident reported in Cambridge in recent weeks. Last month, a Wicomico County Sheriff's deputy serving a warrant with a U.S. Marshal's task force was shot in the arm. After a standoff, the suspect, Tavon Dobson, was taken into custody.

Though Demby was found in Baltimore, court records show he does not have a record of arrests here. 

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