This weekend, Ocean City police responded to two separate incidents involving highly intoxicated individuals at bar closing. Both incidents involved a suspect with a knife. No one was injured as a result of either incident.
On July 21, 2013, at approximately 1:56 a.m. officers responded to a bar in the 17th Street area in reference to a subject that displayed a knife. When the bar owner would not allow the suspect into the bar because of his high level of intoxication, victims stated that the suspect became verbally abusive and pulled out a knife. The suspect was later identified as Tyler Nicolas Jovanne Cole, 21, of Natrona, PA. When officers arrived soon after the report, Cole was detained without incident.
Cole was charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was seen by a Maryland Disrict Court Commissioner and released after posting $10,000 bond.
Then on July 22, 2013, at approximately 1:40 a.m. officers responded to a bar near 33rd Street. When officers arrived, the suspect later identified as Justin James Parlow, 22, of Derby, CT, was being held to the ground by the bar owner and an employee. During the investigation, victims stated that Parlow had shown the knife after the victim attempted to break up a fight that Parlow was involved in.
Parlow was charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure. He was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and released after posting $25,000 bond.