SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities say a 34-year-old man is facing a slew of charges after trying to steal a Salisbury police officer's gun before trying to run away.
Salisbury police said that on Wednesday night, officers responded to the 700 block of Oak Hill Avenue to investigate a reported assault with a firearm. According to police, the investigation revealed that the victims arrived at this location to pick up an item and knocked on the door of the home. Investigators said that moments later the victims were confronted by a man armed with a handgun who threatened to shoot them. Authorities said the victims left the area and notified police who responded to the home and took the suspect into custody.
Police said that while in custody, the suspect, identified as Daryl James Sinclair of Salisbury, grabbed an officer's holstered gun and attempted to disarm him. Sinclair then began to run away but after a brief foot chase was captured, investigators said.
Sinclair was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for facial injuries and then turned back over to the custody of police. He was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, wear/carry handgun on person, firearm used in commission of a felony, obstructing and hindering, resisting arrest, attempt to disarm a police officer, theft less than $100 and prohibited person in possession of firearm. He was then turned over to the custody of Wicomico Central Booking.