Suspect Arrested For Firing Handgun At Officer

The suspect involved in the Aug, 15 assault on the County officer has been identified as Anthony Lance Coley, 35, of the 4700-block of Mawani Road, of Overlea. Coley has been charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder and numerous firearm-related charges. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

Police reported around 2:30 a.m. on Aug, 15, a Baltimore County Police officer was in the area of Springwood Road and Marglenn Road in Overlea when he saw a man holding a handgun while walking down the middle of Marglenn Road. The officer got out of his car and ordered the suspect to show his hands. The suspect ignored the officer’s commands and then ran down Marglenn then onto Raspe Avenue. Once on Raspe, the suspect fired his weapon at the officer. The officer was not struck or injured by the gunfire. The officer lost sight of the suspect and did not fire his service weapon during the altercation.

The suspect was located and arrested without any further incident on Old Home Road. Police recovered two handguns in the area of the 400-block of Old Home Road.

This is an on-going investigation and additional information will be provided as the details become available. Charges are pending against the suspect at this time. 

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