WORCESTER COUNTY, Md. - The Worcester County State's Attorney's Office says that a 47-year-old Salisbury man was found guilty of first and second degree assault on Deputy Sheriff Kyle Hayes of the Worcester County Sheriff's Office, on Thursday.
Glenn Carmean of Salisbury, was also convicted of reckless driving, fleeing and eluding police, speeding and driving while impaired by alcohol after a trial before the Honorable Judge Davis in the Circuit Court for Worcester County.
Last January, Carmean led members of the Worcester County Sheriff's Office, Wicomico County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police on a high speed chase that at times reached speeds of greater than 100 mph between Berlin and Salisbury on Route 50. It was during that chase that Carmean tried to strike Deputy Hayes patrol vehicle to stop the chase.
Deputy Hayes however, slammed on his brakes to avoid the crash by only six inches according to testimony. Ultimately, Carmean crashed his Jeep Liberty into a tree near Shorebirds stadium on Hobbs Road in Wicomico County. When he was pulled from his vehicle, he was unconscious and smelling of alcohol. An open liquor bottle was also found in the vehicle.
Deputy State's Attorney Bill McDermott says, "Mr. Carmean attempted to swing a 4,000 pound sledgehammer at the head of Deputy Hayes while traveling over 100mph while surrounded by innocent civilians who had the unfortunate luck to be on the road that day. This could have ended in unimaginable tragedy but for the professionalism of our law enforcement officers."
State's Attorney for Worcester County, Beau Oglesby says, "The men and women of law enforcement put their lives on the line everyday for our safety. To them I say this, you have our thanks and we have your back."
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