Assault in Parking Lot of South River Colony Main Street and More Heroin and Drug Arrests
An assault in the parking lot of South River Colony Main Street on Friday night sent one to Shock Trauma and the other for booking and a mugshot, according to a media release from Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith. The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. near Stan & Joes Saloon in the 100 clock of Mitchells Chance Road in Edgewater.
According to the report, police were called to the scene because there was a man on the ground, bleeding and unconscious. Officers met with witnesses who said that the victim (unidentified by police) had thrown a cup out of his vehicle. A man, identified as Timothy Zois, 47, of Harwood, told the man to pick up his trash.
An argument ensued, which turned physical. Zois hit the victim in the face, which caused him to fall to the ground and hit his head. Zois left the scene.
A Maryland State Police helicopter arrived to take the victim to Shock Trauma. The chopper used South River High School as a landing area, according to a Facebook post at online media source Anne Arundel County Breaking News.
Zois was located at his residence. He was arrested and taken to Southern District Station where he was charged with second degree assault.
There is no report on the status of the victim as of Saturday morning.
In a separate incident, Anne Arundel County Police were able to arrest four more suspects in a continuing Heroin Overdose Prevention and Eradication (HOPE) operation. On Friday, they stopped at the Extended Stay Hotel in Annapolis around 9:30 p.m. where they witnessed a drug transaction taking place.
Officers determined that there was further reason to investigate Room 329 in the hotel. When officers went to knock on the door, two people jumped out of the third story room window and fled. Additionally, two people jumped out of the window of Room 331 and fled.
In the course of their rapid departure, they dropped a Beretta 9mm handgun, which was loaded. Police got the handgun, which they determined had been stolen during a Calvert County burglary.
Police officers, the K-9 unit and the Aviation Unit searched for the suspects. Three were found in a car on Bens Drive in Annapolis, the fourth was found after fleeing toward Tarragon Lane in the Gingerville neighborhood in Edgewater. That suspect, a juvenile, was later arrested walking along Solomons Island Road. He was charged as an adult.
Police secured the room where they found heroin, marijuana, over $3000 in cash and other evidence indicating drug dealing activity was taking place. Police also determined that the suspects had flushed evidence down the toilet before fleeing.
Four suspects were charged with handgun charges, drug trafficking, heroin and marijuana possession and theft of a handgun. They are:
- Brandon Anthony Johnson, 21, of Annapolis (also charged with distribution of heroin)
- Gerald Delaney Hyman, 23, of Annapolis
- Shaun Aris Crowdy, 21, of Arnold, and
- Charles Albert Wells 4th, 17, of Annapolis (juvenile charged as adult)
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