Ocean City Today

Two arrested following video of assault, robbery in resort

Police detain, release one subject, but found him later after phone footage review
By Katie Tabeling | Jul 06, 2017

(July 7, 2017) Ocean City police arrested two men after they allegedly assaulted a visitor and stole his money and two portable radios last Friday night.

A patrol officer noticed a man yelling in Baltimore Avenue near Dorchester Street around 7:26 p.m. He told police that two men, later identified as Rodney Dotson, 31, of Salisbury and Jemanual Hudson, 25, of Seaford, Delaware, stole a can of money and his radios. The can had approximately $100 in it, according to the police report.

Witnesses who recorded the incident said that the pair had pushed the man down. While Dotson ran off with the can of money, Hudson allegedly pushed the victim down again to stop him from chasing after Dotson.

Police later Hudson near North Division Street, but a search failed to produce either the money or the radios. Police also said they released Hudson after he denied knowing anything about the incident.

Witnesses near Dorchester Street, however, corroborated the victim’s report and a cell phone video showed that Hudson pushed the victim when Dotson ran north, police said.

Police found Dotson with the portable radios in the inlet parking lot. He was identified as the assailant by the victim and witnesses. Hudson was found in the same area.

Police said although Dotson did not have the can of money, it was later found near Wicomico Street.

Both men are charged with theft of less than $100, second-degree assault and robbery.


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