Five arrested in connection to OC boardwalk assaults
OCEAN CITY, Md. – Police say they have made five arrests in connection to two assaults that happened on the Ocean City boardwalk last week.
On June 9th, between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., Ocean City Police officers responded to two reported first degree assaults on the boardwalk at 11th Street and 15th Street. Police say the victim of the assault on 15th Street was stabbed in the back, and it was determined that the same group of individuals were responsible for both incidents.
One of the suspects, 22-year-old Marquis Demby, was apprehended a short time after the incident at 15th Street. He was arrested for first and second degree assault and reckless endangerment, and is currently being held without bond at the Worcester County Jail. A knife used in the stabbing was recovered during his arrest.
Surveillance images obtained by police from the boardwalk cameras showed the additional suspects, which were released to the public through social media and other outlets. Detectives received numerous citizen tips and worked closely with local police jurisdictions throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland to identify the suspects.
As a result, 27-year-old Marcus Butler, 20-year-old Orlando Nichols Jr., 19-year-old Xavier Spence, and 20-year-old Daveione Cephas were all arrested and charged with first and second degree assault, as well as reckless endangerment. Spence was additionally charged with dangerous weapon with the intent to injure. All are currently being held without bond at the Worcester County Jail.