Police Use Taser On West OC Burglary Suspect

WEST OCEAN CITY — Four people were arrested on various charges this week after a fight outside a West Ocean City motel including one suspect who allegedly assaulted a County Sheriff’s deputy and had to be shot with a Taser in order to be subdued.

Around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, a Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the Alamo Motel in West Ocean City in reference to several disorderly individuals fighting out front. Upon arrival, the deputy observed three individuals fighting in the parking lot, including one suspect later identified as Isreal Christopher Haggerty, 19, of Dundalk. While the deputy was talking with Haggerty, he was approached by a juvenile female who said she had been assaulted.

The juvenile female then became disorderly, according to police reports, and when an attempt was made to take her into custody, the juvenile allegedly assaulted the officer. While the juvenile female was being taken into custody, Haggerty allegedly began attacking the deputy and the deputy had to deploy his Taser to subdue the attacker.

However, that was not the end of the fracas. The juvenile female then began to fight with another individual along with two other suspects, later identified as Brent Monroe, 19, of Baltimore and Stephen Stark, 44, of Ocean City. The investigation revealed the suspects had broken into a room at the motel, which triggered the fight in the first place.

Haggerty was charged with assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct and first- and third-degree burglary and was ordered held on a $50,000 bond.

Monroe was charged with disorderly conduct and first- and third-degree burglary and was committed on a $25,000 bond.

Stark was charged with disorderly conduct and was later released.

The juvenile was charged with assaulting an officer, second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and is being held by the Department of Juvenile Justice.