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Friday, March 02, 2012


(CAMBRIDGE, MD) – Maryland State Police have filed criminal charges against the suspect who is alleged to have wounded a Wicomico County deputy yesterday when warrant task force members attempted to arrest the suspect in Cambridge.

The accused is identified as Tavone A. Dobson, 22, of no fixed address in Cambridge, Md. After consultation with the Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office, State Police homicide investigators charged Dobson late last night with attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment, assault on a law enforcement officer, and use of a handgun in commission of a felony. The eight outstanding warrants for Dobson were either served on him or detainers were filed, including a fugitive warrant from Delaware.

Dobson was taken before a court commissioner for a bond hearing. He was incarcerated without bond in the Dorchester County Detention Center.

The incident began at about 9:30 yesterday when members of a U.S. Marshals Service warrant task force went to a residence in the 800-block of Hubbard Street in Cambridge after obtaining information Dobson was there. Officers had eight outstanding warrants for Dobson from multiple jurisdictions.

Dobson surrendered to police at about 1:00 p.m. yesterday after a stand-off of more than two hours during which the suspect exchanged gunfire with a Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was wounded in the arm. The suspect also fired multiple times from the residence he was in at police officers surrounding the home.
No other officers were injured in the incident. The accused was not injured.

State Police investigators and crime scene technicians remained on the scene in Cambridge today continuing to process the area for evidence. The investigation is continuing.

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