Saturday, June 15, 2013

Caroline County Sheriff's Deputies Respond To Gun Battle In The Street

Gun Battle between two groups in the street - Arrests Made -

Nichols Road, Federalsburg, Maryland - On 6/8/13, Caroline County Sheriff's Deputies responded to numerous calls about a gun battle between two groups of individuals occurring at the intersection of Nichols Road and Laurel Grove Road, Federalsburg, Maryland.

Caroline County Dispatch advised that two suspects, one of which was armed with a handgun, had fled the scene in a large white car, with oversized tires bearing Delaware registration.

 The Deputies searched the area and located the vehicle traveling on Old Denton Road, Federalsburg. Corporal Peterson, Caroline Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, then attempted to initiate a traffic stop of the vehicle. A vehicle pursuit ensued on Old Denton Road, crossing over Federalsburg Highway onto Three Bridges Road at which time the passenger, later identified as Angel Ortiz was observed to throw a black handgun out the vehicle, which was later recovered. The suspect vehicle was eventually stopped and the pursuit was ended in the area of Nichols Road, near where the gun battle started.

Charles Wise was identified as the driver in the pursuit.

Both occupants were then taken into custody. Wise was charged with handgun in vehicle and traffic charges, while Ortiz was charged with four handgun charges. They were seen by the court commissioner, Wise was released on PR, and Ortiz was held on $50,000.00 Bond at the Caroline County Detention Center.

No civilians or suspects were injured in this incident.

The Maryland State Police - Easton Barrack, The Caroline County Drug Task Force and the Federalsburg Police Department assisted the Sheriff's Office in this investigation.

Caroline County Sheriff's Office

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