Hotel Window Fall In Ocean City Came After Alleged Assault

Hotel Window Fall In Ocean City Came After Alleged Assault
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OCEAN CITY — A West Virginia man fell a fifth-floor window at a downtown Ocean City hotel on Sunday night after an alleged unprovoked attack on female pushing a stroller in a hallway two floors down.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Ocean City Police responded to the Plim Plaza hotel at 2nd Street for a report of an individual who had fallen from a window. Upon arrival, OCPD officers located an individual later identified as Ricky Leon Miller, 18, of Hedgesville, West Va., who had been injured in the fall from the fifth floor to the ground in an alley below.

Miller was treated on the scene by Ocean City Emergency Services and was later flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore via Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 4. According to a source, Miller suffered facial trauma and was conscious, but in serious condition. By Monday morning, he was still at Shock Trauma but had been upgraded to stable condition.

OCPD detectives investigated the incident throughout Sunday night and into early Monday morning. The investigation revealed prior to the fall from the window, Miller had assaulted a 26-year-old female who was pushing a baby stroller on the third floor of the hotel. According to the OCPD, the attack was unprovoked and the victim had no prior contact with Miller.

Miller then fled to the fifth floor of the hotel and was attempting to exit through a hallway window when he fell five stories to the alley below. Alcohol and drugs are believed to be contributing factors to the assault and Miller’s subsequent fall from the hallway window.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending against Miller although they had not been determined as of late Monday afternoon.