BERLIN — An Ocean City man wanted as a fugitive for violating the terms of his parole following a conviction for attacking his live-in girlfriend in the resort back in April 2010 was located hiding out in a Louisiana motel last weekend and now awaits extradition to Worcester County.
Around 6:30 a.m. last Friday, the Maryland State Police Berlin barrack received an anonymous call in reference to a fugitive wanted in Worcester County that was hiding out and staying at Jack’s Motel in Golden Meadows, La. The fugitive was identified as Ronald Flawd, now 49, formerly of Ocean City, who was found guilty in 2010 of second-degree assault following an attack on his live-in girlfriend in Ocean City and was sentenced to five years in prison.
Flawd was on parole in Worcester for the April 2010 attack on his girlfriend and subsequent conviction when he was arrested again last summer on an alcohol violation in the resort. When he failed to show up for court for that incident, a warrant was sworn out for his arrest, but he was not located for nearly a year before the anonymous tip last Friday led to his capture in Louisiana.
After receiving the tip last Friday morning, the MSP Berlin Barrack duty officer then contacted authorities in Louisiana, who subsequently located Flawd at the hotel. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s deputies went to the motel and located Flawd, who they considered armed and dangerous. Due to Flawd’s previous charges and violent history, the Louisiana authorities utilized their SWAT team to make the apprehension. He is now awaiting extradition to Worcester to face violation of parole charges.
Around 12:30 a.m. on April 5, the Ocean City Police were dispatched to a residence on Sunset Drive in the 26th Street area to assist Ocean City EMS personnel with a woman whose arm was broken. Upon arrival, the OCPD officer met with a man, later identified as Flawd, who told police his girlfriend’s arm might be broken because she slipped and fell.
The officer met with the victim, who told police she had come home to the apartment and got into an argument with Flawd. According to the witness statement, Flawd was intoxicated and accused her of being unfaithful to him. The victim told police Flawd grabbed her by the throat and pushed her onto the couch.
When the victim got up, Flawd grabbed her right arm and slammed it into the couch, almost causing her arm to break at the elbow. According to police reports, at that point, Flawd allegedly grabbed the victim by the throat and began to strangle her. According to police reports, Flawd then threw the victim back onto the couch, reached into the kitchen area about two feet away and grabbed a kitchen knife.
Flawd then stood over the victim, who was now lying on her back on the couch, and told her “you’re going to die tonight,” according to police reports. The victim told police Flawd then tried to stab her in the chest with the kitchen knife, but she was able to deflect it with her hands and in doing so, received a slash wound across the palm of her hand.
The victim told police Flawd then became upset and remorseful. He offered to call an ambulance for the victim on the condition she lie about how she received her injuries. The victim told Flawd she would tell paramedics and police she received her injuries from a fall, according to police reports. The victim later told police the reason she agreed to lie about how she sustained her injuries was because Flawd would not call for help otherwise, according to police reports.
The victim told police Flawd tried to hurriedly clean up any blood before paramedics and police arrived. However, his clean-up efforts were unsuccessful and he was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault.