OCPD Charges Fourth Person in Sunday’s Beach Fight


Dalima Ekunday Ibironk Palmer

On July 25, 2013, Ocean City police charged an additional suspect related to a fight on the beach that occurred Sunday, July 21. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 21, Ocean City police responded to the beach at North Division Street in reference to group acting in a disorderly manner.

When officers approached the suspects, the group began to yell at officers and act in a threatening manner. That is when three members of the group, including Dalima Ekundayo Ibironke Palmer, 24, of Dumfries, VA, assaulted officers and resisted arrest. When police detained Palmer, it was learned that Palmer was pregnant. While in police custody, Palmer was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, at which time the charging process was halted.

Palmer has been charged by summons with second degree assault, disorderly conduct, obstructing and hindering a law enforcement officer from completing his lawful duties, and resisting arrest. At the time of this release, Palmer’s date in District Court has yet to be scheduled.