|Rontari M. Warren|
|Traquan A. Spady|
On August 27, 2015, at approximately 11:15 a.m. Ocean City Communications received an alert from a LPR located on Route 50 of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Accomack County, VA. A description of the vehicle was broadcast by dispatchers and officers quickly located the vehicle parked in the area of Worcester Street and Philadelphia Avenue. The vehicle was occupied by three males who were each detained without incident upon officer arrival.
A male, later identified as Traquan A. Spady, 18, of Eastville, VA, was in the driver’s seat and was also in possession of an open container of alcohol. It was learned by officers that one of the males, later identified as Rontari M. Warren, 21, of Birdsnest, VA, was wanted out of Columbia, SC, for probation violation for second degree burglary. The third individual was released on scene.A short time later, a concerned citizen located a handgun near the scene of the incident. Officers determined that the handgun had been thrown out of the vehicle by Warren as officers initially approached the vehicle.
Ocean City police have charged Warren with two counts of possession of a handgun, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm after a prior felony conviction and knowingly altering a firearms identification number. Spady has been charged with theft of less than $10,000, theft of a motor vehicle, and possession of an open container. Warren and Spady were seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and transferred to the Worcester County Jail. Warren is currently being held on $100,000 bail and Spady is being held on $30,000 bail.