OCEAN CITY, Md.- A suspect is facing manslaughter and assault charges in connection with last weekend's death of an Ocean City man.
Ocean City police said that on Sunday, officers responded to 216 Somerset St. for a report of an unconscious man lying on the ground. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, identified as Michael Post. Ocean City EMS transported Post to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin where he was later pronounced dead.
Police said detectives investigating the incident learned that 39-year-old George Daron Nottingham had assaulted Post in front of 216 Somerset St., causing Post to fall and strike his head on the ground.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland determined that Post died of head injuries related to the assault, police said.
On Thursday, detectives arrested Nottingham at his home on Townsend Road in West Ocean City. He was charged with manslaughter and second-degree assault and ordered held on $500,000 bond.
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