One man accused of enflaming a crowd of hundreds of people during the Boardwalk melee last July pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and possession of a class four controlled substance on Wednesday morning in Ocean City District Court.
Tuflah Davies, 19, of Silver Spring was also charged with resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. His attorney and Deputy State’s Attorney Paul Haskell reached an agreement since Davies pleaded guilty to the more serious charges.
Davies was one of 11 people who were arrested on the Boardwalk on July 23 and July 24. According to several police reports, a wild crowd spiraled out of control and assaulted police officers after a man was arrested for throwing a trash can around 9:45 p.m.
According to the state’s attorney’s statement of facts, the situation became worse after midnight. Haskell told the court that police saw roughly 500 people head north on Seventh Street on the Boardwalk, and police were attempting to disperse the crowd.