On July 30, 2013, at approximately 1 a.m., Ocean City police responded to 4709 Coastal Highway in reference to a first degree assault. The victim told police that he got into an argument with his girlfriend, who was later identified as Sibyl Curran, 32, of Coaldale, PA. During the argument Curran, who had recently arrived in Ocean City with her 18-month old child, brandished a folding knife and held it to the victim’s throat.
After the victim was able to wrestle the knife away from Curran, she grabbed her 18-month old child and left the unit. Officers were able to locate Curran and her child nearby and take both into custody. During a search of Curran incident to her arrest, officers also found a small amount of suspected oxycodone.
Ocean City police have charged Curran with first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure and possession of oxycodone.
Curran was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and transferred to the Worcester County Jail on $2,500 bond. Worcester County Department of Social Services was contacted and Curran’s child was released to a family member.