A 30-year-old Maryland man ran down his victim using his vehicle, police said. But, when officers tried to arrest him, the suspect hid in a crawl space.
Around 5:30 p.m. July 30, police responded in West Yarmouth, Maryland, for a reported disturbance in progress and an individual may have been hit by a motor vehicle, the Yarmouth Police Department said.
Officers arrived on the scene and found a man laying on the road with severe lower-body injuries, authorities said.
Police learned the suspect, Matthew Amick, 30, fled the scene and hit the victim while he was leaving, officials said.
Before Amick left the scene, police also learned he threw a shovel through the front window of a home and slashed two victims with a boxcutter.
While trying to get away, police said Amick hit another vehicle and fled the crash scene without stopping.
Police found Amick’s vehicle at a nearby business and shortly afterwards, they located Amick at his home, officers said. Amick was hiding in a crawl space, but police said they were able to talk him out of the crawl space and into police custody without incident.
One of the victims was treated at the scene and refused to go to the hospital, but the second victim, a 63-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital and treated for his injuries, authorities said.
While Amick was arrested for the armed assault, police say the incident remains under investigation.