On June 6, 2015, at approximately 11:25 p.m. an Ocean City officer was on uniform bicycle patrol when he observed two males fighting in the area of Baltimore Avenue and 17thStreet. Officers quickly detained the primary aggressor and discovered he was in possession of a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. The suspect was identified as Timothy N. Butts, 16, of Falling Waters, WV. Another male at the scene, Cameron Douglas Borum, 20, of Martinsburg, WV, was found to be in possession of an assisted opening knife.
During the course of the investigation, officers determined that Butts was also the suspect in a similar incident that occurred approximately an hour prior in the area of 21st Street and Baltimore Avenue where Butts showed the weapon during a fight.
Officers have charged Butts as an adult with minor in possession of a firearm, having a handgun on his person, two counts of first degree assault and two counts of use of a firearm in a violent crime. Borum was charged with possession of an assisted opening knife. Both were seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner. Butts was released after posting $10,000 bond and Borum was released on personal recognizance.