(June 14, 2019) Failing to elude Ocean City police after fleeing from a stolen vehicle Saturday afternoon, three adults and a juvenile were arrested in the downtown area after leading police on a foot chase that ended with two of the suspects floating in bayside waters before being reunited with their compatriots on land and in custody.
Police said Amir Turner 18, Davonn Parson, 19, and Dalonte Myers, 20, all of Edgewood, were charged with theft under $25,000 and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. Parson also faces charges of attempting to elude police, reckless and negligent driving and failure to remain at an accident scene, while Turner was charged with possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute.
OCPD detectives were watching a hotel in the 2700 block of Philadelphia Avenue on Saturday just before 4:30 p.m. because a car theft suspect was believed to be in that vicinity.
Police reportedly watched a group of three men, later identified as Myers, Parson and Turner, along with an unnamed juvenile, load into and drive away in a green Honda Odyssey that had been reported stolen on June 7 in Harford County.
Police attempted to stop the vehicle after following it south on Philadelphia Avenue, but the driver sped down Herring Way, then turned west on Dolphin Street before turning northbound on Marlin Drive and hitting a dead end.
According to the police report, the Honda still in motion when the four suspects fled the vehicle carrying backpacks, while the stolen ride rolled into u a front yard on Marlin Drive.
OCPD established a perimeter on the bayside side streets and captured Myers first. Police said Turner and the juvenile jumped into the bay to avoid arrest but were clinging to pilings and subsequently were placed under arrest.
Parson was taken into custody after police found him hiding under a gazebo in the neighborhood.
Police later recovered backpacks that Turner and the juvenile reportedly tossed away before leaping into the bay.
Inside one of the backpacks, were 26 capsules of heroin and an eight-ball, or 3.5 grams, of cocaine, which allegedly belonged to Turner, although the juvenile claimed ownership.
Parson and Myers are scheduled for trial dates on July 18 in Worcester District Court in Ocean City, with Turner’s trial date has yet to be announced.