Two-Year Sentence In Brutal OC Assault

Two-Year Sentence In Brutal OC Assault
Myron Drummond

SNOW HILL — A Selbyville man has been sentenced to five years in jail with all but two suspected for his role in the severe beating of another man in Ocean City last June.

Last June 24, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to a reported assault that had already occurred near a resort nightclub. When OCPD officers arrived, they found the male victim lying face down, bleeding from the mouth and unresponsive.

OCPD officers interviewed witnesses and reviewed surveillance video to identify the suspect as Myron Drummond, 29. Witness statements and surveillance video determined Drummond was the suspect who had repeatedly punched the victim in the face and head. The victim was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore after it was determined he had suffered a concussion and a dislocated jaw.

Drummond was located in the area and was found with fresh blood smears on his T-shirt. Last week, a Worcester County Circuit Court judge found Drummond guilty of second-degree assault and sentenced him to five years, all but two of which were suspended.

He was also placed on supervised probation upon his release and was ordered to pay full restitution to the victim to cover medical bills suffered in the attack. Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser commended the OCPD and Officer Berry for the investigation, and thanked Assistant State’s Attorney Paul Haskell for his prosecution of the case.

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.