Man runs down victim with car then crashes it, hides in crawl space before arrest: police

man runs down victim with car then crashes it tries to hide from police in crawl space
Source: Yarmouth Police Department, Mega

Aug. 3 2021, Published 11:23 a.m. ET

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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