First-Degree Assault Charge
OCEAN CITY -- An Ocean City man was arrested on first-degree assault and other charges last week after allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at his father and threatening to kill him during a verbal altercation.
Last Saturday, Ocean City Police responded to a residence on ocean Drive for a reported weapons violation that occurred during a domestic argument between a father and son. Officers arrived and met with a victim, who identified his son, Michael Joseph Ellingsen, 24, of Ocean City, as his assailant.
The investigation revealed Ellingsen and the victim, his father, had been engaged in a heated verbal argument in the living room of the house. During the argument, Ellingsen reportedly went to his bedroom, retrieved a loaded handgun, returned to the living room and pointed the weapon at his father.
Ellingsen then threatened to shoot his father, placing the victim in fear for his life, according to police reports. Ellingsen then returned to his bedroom with the loaded handgun. The victim confronted Ellingsen and was able to retrieve the handgun and secure it in the residence until police arrived.
During the on-scene investigation, an OCPD officer seized the handgun. Ellingsen was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault, the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and reckless endangerment. Ellingsen was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was released on his own recognizance.
Gun, Milkshake Fight
SALISBURY -- An Oxon Hill, Md. man was arrested in Salisbury last week after allegedly pointing a gun at a family in a vehicle at a traffic light while driving an armored car.
Around 4:25 p.m. last Thursday, Salisbury Police conducted an investigation into a reported assault with a firearm. The investigation revealed a vehicle with three adults and one child inside was stopped at a traffic signal on North Pointe Drive at Route 13 next to a Dunbar armored transportation vehicle.
According to police reports, a passenger in the armored vehicle exchanged profanities and hand gestures with each other when the Dunbar employee displayed a handgun and pointed it at the occupants in the other vehicle. One of the occupants in the other vehicle then threw a milkshake at the armored vehicle as it traveled down the roadway.
The armored vehicle was located at the Centre at Salisbury and the employee, identified as Kevin Shane Khadoo, 28, of Oxon Hill, was taken into custody. Khadoo has been charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment
One OC Robber Sentenced
SNOW HILL -- One of four men arrested on robbery charges in Ocean City in June pleaded guilty last week in Worcester County Circuit Court and was sentenced to 18 months in jail, most of which was then suspended.
Around 12:30 a.m. on June 18, OCPD officers on bicycle patrol in the area of 1st Street and Philadelphia Ave. witnessed found suspects including a juvenile involved in a robbery and assault. The four suspects, including Vaughn Jones, 19, Averee Robinson, 18, Larry Rascoe, 18, and a juvenile, all from Harrisburg, Pa., fled the area when they saw the OCPD officers approaching the scene.
After a brief pursuit, each of the suspects were located and placed under arrest for robbery, second-degree assault, theft and disorderly conduct. Last week, Robinson pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced to 18 months in jail, all but one month of which was then suspended. He was also placed on probation for three years and fined $170. Rascoe and Jones are scheduled to appear for trial in January.
Stet For False Imprisonment
SNOW HILL -- A California man arrested in September for allegedly holding his girlfriend against her will in a vehicle at the Park-and-Ride in West Ocean City had the charges against him put on the stet, or inactive, docket last week in District Court.
Around 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 15, a Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling in the Park-and-Ride facility in West Ocean City and observed a black Ford Explorer parked alone in the center of the facility. Upon closer inspection, the deputy observed the knee of an individual in the vehicle’s passenger seat, which was reclined all the way back. The deputy moved closer to investigate because individuals are not supposed to sleep in vehicles in the Park-and-Ride.
The deputy moved closer and caught sight of a female passenger in the rear of the vehicle who mouthed the words “help me” to the officer. According to police reports, the female was visibly upset and it was obvious she had been crying. The deputy was able to separate the female passenger from the front seat occupant, later identified as Carl Anthony Pattelli, 30, of Buena Park, Calif.
The investigation revealed Pattelli was the female’s boyfriend and the couple had been living in the vehicle for several days. When an argument started earlier that evening, Patelli allegedly beat the female victim and held her against her will for over two hours. The victim told police she attempted to get out of the vehicle on multiple occasions during the ordeal, but each time Patelli stopped her and assaulted her further.
The victim told police she finally gave up for fear of being beaten up further and being hurt worse. According to police reports, the victim had visible injuries to her head, mouth and throat area, injuries which corroborated her account of the ordeal. Pattelli was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and false imprisonment. Last week, however, Pattelli had the charges against him put on the stet, or inactive, docket.