On Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 1507 hours, officers with the Elkton Police Department responded to a residence in the 200 block of Hollingsworth Manor for an assault complaint.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with the male victim and learned the following: On the above date and time, the suspect, Artemio Murray, and a female subject were in front of the victim’s house yelling a screaming at each other. The victim opened his front door and told the two subjects to get off of the victim’s property. At this moment, Murray pulled out a knife and ran towards the victim.
The victim attempted to shut the door to the residence before Murray reached the door. When Murray reached the front door he forced his way into the victim’s house and a confrontation ensued. The victim’s wife attempted to intervene and was cut on the left hand during the scuffle. Also, during the confrontation, the male victim was cut on his left forearm. Eventually, the male victim got the upper hand on the suspect and forced the suspect out of the house. The victims were then able to call the Elkton Police to report the incident. The injuries sustained by both victims were minor in nature, and they both stated they did not wish medical attention and would seek treatment on their own.
Upon gathering all the facts, officers responded to Murray’s residence, in the 200 block of Hollingsworth Manor, and placed him under arrest. Once in custody, Murray complained of pain in his right forearm, an injury sustained during the confrontation. Officers transported Murray to Union Hospital to seek treatment.
Once at union, Murray became belligerent and attempted to leave the hospital before treatment was completed. Officers had to stop Murray and prevent him from attempting to escape custody. Once Treatment was completed, Murray was transported to the Elkton Police Department for processing.
It is worth noting; earlier on this date, officers had to respond for an assault that took place between the victim and Murray at Murray’s residence. The facts of this event indicated it was a mutual combat situation and an aggressor could not be determined.