Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Suspect Barricades Self In Residence ~Investigation Continues

Pocomoke City Police Department
Pocomoke City Police Officers were dispatched to a domestic with shots fired complaint at approximately 9:30 PM on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 1709 Cedar Street, Pocomoke City, Maryland. Upon the officer’s arrival the victim was removed from the area for protection, no injuries were reported. 
The initial investigation revealed that a domestic erupted between husband and wife, which resulted in the discharge of several shots fired from a handgun. 
The suspect, Joseph Peter Donoway then barricaded himself into the residence and turned off all the lights of the home to avoid detection. Contact with the assailant was attempted for several hours and at approximately 12:50 AM entry was made into the rear of the home and the suspect was removed without incident with the assistance of the Worcester County STAR Team and the Maryland State Police.  

Joseph Peter Donoway
W/M, Age 40
1709 Cedar Street
Pocomoke City

Assault 1st Degree with a handgun
Assault 2nd Degree with a weapon
Intoxicated Endangerment

Reckless Endangerment
Display weapon with Intent to Injure

An ongoing Investigation is continuing and additional charges will be filed upon its completion. Several guns were recovered from the scene.

Kelvin D. Sewell
Chief of Police


Anonymous said...

Just being an outsider looking in...this guy would certainly concern me with the temper he displayed that night. To be an EMT and Volunteer Fire Fighter he should be ashamed of hisself today!

jmmb said...

I don't know any EMT's or fire fighters who are perfect.

Anonymous said...

He's a Paramedic actually which means he's work hard to get to where he is in life, just because he made a stupid mistake which, isnt accurate on any reports, this does not mean he cant do his job! Yes noone is perfect I know of Doctors, Lawyers, and police officers that have done worse things and can still do thier job! No outside looking in should judge a person they dont know!