OCEAN CITY – A Berlin man was arrested on assault and other serious charges last weekend in Ocean City after allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face inside her vehicle just one week after going on a similar rampage.
It was a busy week for Larry Dennell Floyd, 26, of Berlin, who was arrested in Ocean City last Sunday for punching his girlfriend in the face, destroying her cell phone and damaging her car following an argument. Floyd’s arrest in Ocean City last Sunday revealed he was wanted on an arrest warrant in Berlin a week earlier during which he hit one person over the head with a baseball bat and struck another in the face with a closed fist.
On Sunday, April 20, Berlin police responded to the intersection of Flower and Showell streets for a reported hit-and-run incident. Upon arrival, police observed an individual identified as Floyd lying in the grass near the shoulder of the road. Witnesses told police the incident began when Floyd started fighting with another man, Tony Lamont Mills, inside the American Legion.
When the American Legion closed at midnight, the fight escalated in the parking lot where Floyd began throwing rocks at the vehicle Mills was leaving in. Witnesses said the vehicle pulled out onto Showell Street before turning onto to Flower Street where it struck Floyd sending him “flying in the air” and landing about 30 feet from the intersection. Floyd sustained minor injuries.
Police then found Mills and his group to get their side of the story and found Mills bleeding from his mouth and head and missing a tooth. Mills told police Floyd had struck him twice in the head with a baseball bat. Police also interviewed Michelle Mills, who told them Floyd had punched her in the face with a closed fist.
Tony Mills told police he had a fight with Floyd in the American Legion, but when he tried to leave, Floyd jumped on the hood and began walking across the car, which is when the alleged “hit-and-run” occurred.
Based on the victims’ accounts of what had happened, police obtained an arrest warrant for Floyd charging him with assault and malicious destruction among other things. However, it wasn’t until an incident exactly one week later in Ocean City until the police got their suspect.
Last Sunday, April 27, a victim explained she had argued with her boyfriend, later identified as Floyd, inside a nightclub and he became violent when they left the bar.
The victim told police Floyd destroyed her cell phone and punched her in the face with a closed fist while she was behind the wheel of her car. Floyd was charged with assault.