Domestic assault at Calvert hospital
Maryland State Troopers responded to a domestic assault in the parking lot of Calvert Memorial Hospital in Calvert County about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and found two damaged vehicles, kicking off a manhunt through Prince Frederick.
A 29-year-old woman who works at the hospital told police that her boyfriend, Shawn Farmer, 29, of Waldorf, met her at work. The two got into an argument and he pushed her into her car. The woman told police that Farmer got into her car and threatened her with a gun. He ordered her to drive to another location, she told police.
The two struggled over control of the vehicle and hit two parked cars in the hospital's parking lot in the process. The woman climbed into the back seat and fled out the rear door back into her office. Farmer fled the scene, police said.
The responding officer, Trooper 1st Class Melissa Bender, said the two had gotten into an argument the night before and it was unclear whether the meeting at the hospital was planned.
Bender said troopers and Calvert County sheriff's deputies patrolled the Prince Frederick area searching for Farmer. Several residents' calls came in to report seeing Farmer, including one that described him climbing down from the Safeway grocery store roof and running toward Route 4.
Farmer was eventually caught behind Central Square Shopping Center on Main Street and placed under arrest about an hour after the initial call.
He is charged with second-degree assault, false imprisonment and malicious destruction of property. The investigation is ongoing, Bender said.
Witnesses to the event are asked to call 410-535-1400.
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