Suspect Held In Uptown Beating

Suspect Held In Uptown Beating
Patrick Nolan

OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania man is being held without bond after allegedly beating and robbing a man Ocean City Police found lying in the street last week.

Around 4:20 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers observed a male lying in the ocean block on 81st Street who was badly beaten. The victim, a 21-year-old male, told police he had just been robbed by a group of four individuals. The victim was transported by Ocean City EMS to Atlantic General Hospital for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

As OCPD officers were evaluating the incident, the suspects returned to the scene in a vehicle. One suspect, later identified as Patrick Nolan, 21, of Parksburg, Pa., fled on foot after being confronted by police. After a brief foot chase, Nolan was detained in the area of 77th Street and the beach.

Two other suspects in the vehicle, a 15-year-old juvenile and a 17-year-old juvenile were also detained. A fourth suspect was released without charges. Nolan has been charged with robbery, theft from $100 to $1,500, second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was ordered to be held without bond before being transferred to the Worcester County Jail. The juvenile suspect were referred to the Department of Juvenile Services.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.