The First Squad reports the arrest of two Hempstead men for Assault of a Police Officer that occurred on Friday, November 17, 2017at 4:03 p.m. in Baldwin.
According to detectives, patrol officers attempted toconduct a car stop on a Silver 2007 Infiniti traveling on Grand Avenue inBaldwin for multiple VTL infractions. Both the driver, Markus Mcintyre, 25, of160 Hilton Avenue and Kevin Curry, 27, of 21 Manor Avenue refused to roll downtheir windows when approached by officers. When one officer opened the driver’sside door to continue the investigation, defendant Mcintyre put the car inreverse and accelerated, striking both officers as well as the marked RMPbehind him. He then put the vehicle in drive and again hit the officer, causinghim to be thrown. The officer was able to disable the vehicle and place thedefendant under arrest with assistance from additional responding officers whilebeing punched and elbowed in the head.
During these events, the passenger, defendant Curry,opened the door and attempted to flee, pushing the second officer to the groundin the process. While he was being placed under arrest narcotics fell from hisperson.
Both officers were transported to a localhospital for treatment of their injuries. It was discovered that the vehiclehad been stolen from New Jersey.
Defendant Mcintyre was charged with two (2) counts ofAssault on a Police Officer, two (2) counts of Assault 2nd degree,Reckless Endangerment 1st degree, Criminal Possession of StolenProperty 3rd degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree,and Resisting Arrest as well as numerous VTL violations.
Defendant Curry was charged with Criminal Possessionof a Controlled Substance 7th degree, Resisting Arrest and UnlawfulPossession of Marijuana.
Both defendants will be arraigned on Saturday,November 18, 2017 at First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. O’Leary/1stSquad 11/18/17/0300/8751