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5 suspects arrested and charged for Ocean City boardwalk assaults

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Posted at 5:46 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 19:03:35-04

OCEAN CITY, Md. — The Ocean City Police have arrested and charged five suspects in connection to the boardwalk assaults.

On June 9th, between 10:00 and 11:00 PM, Ocean City Police Officers responded to two First Degree Assaults on the Boardwalk, at 11th Street and 15th Street.

The victim of the assault on 15th Street was stabbed in the back. Officers, later, found out that a same group of individuals were responsible for both assaults.

One of the suspects, Marquis Demby, was apprehended soon after the assault at 15th Street. He was arrested for First Degree Assault and related charges. The knife used in the stabbing was recovered during his arrest.

Surveillance images from the Boardwalk City Watch Cameras of the additional suspects were released to the public through social media and local media outlets. Ocean City Detectives received numerous citizen tips and also worked closely with local police throughout the Eastern Shore to identify the suspects.

RELATED: Ocean City Police looking for suspects involved in multiple assaults on the boardwalk

The following individuals have been arrested for their involvement in these incidents:

  • 22-year-old Marquis Trajon Demby, of Lincoln, DE, has been charged with Assault-First Degree, Assault-Sec Degree and Reckless Endangerment.
  • 27-year-old Marcus Dashawn Butler, of Cambridge, MD, has been charged with Assault-First Degree, Assault-Sec Degree and Reckless Endangerment.
  • 20-year-old Orlando Manship Nichols Jr., of Cambridge, MD, has been charged with Assault-First Degree, Assault-Sec Degree and Reckless Endangerment.
  • 19-year-old Xavier Jamal Spence, of Cambridge, MD, has been charged with Assault-First Degree, Assault-Sec Degree, Reckless Endangerment and Dangerous Weapon-Int-Injure.
  • 20-year-old Daveione K Cephas, of Cambridge, MD, has been charged with Assault-First Degree, Assault-Sec Degree, and Reckless Endangerment.

All five suspects are currently being held, without bond, at the Worcester County Jail. However, this investigation is ongoing, so more arrests may follow.

Both victims in these cases are expected to make full recoveries.