Dorchester Co. man arrested on assault charges

CHURCH CREEK, Md. – Officers from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on assault and other charges on Monday.

Police say they responded to a house at 3041 Lakesville Road for a reported assault and on arrival learned that 23-year-old Joseph Danny Baker II had gotten into a physical altercation with a man who arrived at his house to pick up a lawn mower. During the argument, Baker reportedly went inside and returned with a shotgun, firing a shot in the air near the victim and three other people.

All four victims then tried to flee the area in a vehicle, but the suspect fired another shot at the vehicle, striking the passenger side.

Baker was arrested and charged with four counts each of first and second degree assault, attempted first and second degree murder, wearing and carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to do harm, reckless endangerment, as well as malicious destruction of property over $500. He is currently being held without bond.

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