(March 1, 2019) A late-night confrontation outside an Ocean City establishment led to the arrests of Berlin residents Andrew Michael Stevenson, 29, and Katelyn Ann Stevenson, 29, last Sunday morning.
Andrew Stevenson was charged with one count of second-degree assault, which carries penalties up to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine, and one count of disorderly conduct. His wife, Katelyn Stevenson, also was charged with one count of disorderly conduct. They face up to 60 days in prison and a $500 fine for that count.
Both were released on their own recognizance last Sunday after making their initial court appearances. Their respective trial dates are set for March 29 at 9 a.m. at Worcester County District Court in Ocean City.
The related incidents occurred at approximately 12:31 p.m. outside a bar in the 3300 block of Coastal Highway. The police report indicates Andrew Stevenson was arrested for striking a bartender. The responding officer reported that he saw Stevenson yelling at the bartender while being escorted outside. As Stevenson stepped off the sidewalk, he confronted the bartender as if ready to start a fight, police said.
Stevenson then struck the male on his chest and shoulder area. After bystanders at the scene pushed Stevenson away from that man, an officer ordered Stevenson to get on the ground and placed him under arrest. As he was taken into custody, another officer arriving on scene witnessed Katelyn Stevenson attempting to start a fight with an unidentified woman among a large crowd of approximately 20 people, according to the police report.
Stevenson was heard shouting obscenities, and then she grabbed the other woman while others tried to calm Stevenson down.
According to the report, an officer pulled a heavily intoxicated Stevenson away as she appeared ready to strike that woman. She continued to shout and lunge at the group of people, which led to an officer placing Stevenson under arrest.