On June 22, 2013, at approximately 2:25 a.m. two male victims, a 21-year-old and a 22-year-old, both of Philadelphia, PA, reported to an Ocean City Police officer on patrol that they had been assaulted by a group of male suspects who had fled the scene. The victims stated that one of the suspects had shown a knife to the victims and threatened them with it.
Investigators at the scene were able to quickly obtain a description of the suspects and their vehicle and broadcast the information via police radio. A short time later, officers spotted the suspect’s vehicle on Baltimore Avenue headed north and was stopped on 2nd Street and Philadelphia Avenue without incident. Each of the occupants of the vehicle were detained and questioned by police. Police were able to determine that Anthony Hardy, Jr., 19, of Salisbury, MD, was in possession of the knife used in the assault. It was seized by police. Hardy, Jr. has been charged by Ocean City Police with two counts of first degree assault, two counts of second degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, and concealing a dangerous weapon.
Police also determined that the suspect vehicle was rented and that the driver, a 17-year-old male juvenile of Salisbury, MD, was in violation of the vehicles rental agreement. Also, during a search of each of the occupants, police found that the juvenile was in possession of oxycodone. The juvenile is being charged with driving a rented motor vehicle in violation of a rental agreement and possession of controlled dangerous substance.
Hardy, Jr. was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and was released on $110,000 bond. The 17-year-old male is being charged as a minor and has been referred to the Maryland Department of Social Services Juvenile Justice for processing as a juvenile.