Oakland Man Arrested After Chase and Assaults

An Oakland man is charged with assault and reckless endangerment. According to the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office on July 2nd deputies were called out to Walgreens on Third Street in Oakland for a report of an individual with a knife causing a disturbance. When deputies arrived they identified the individual who was sitting in his vehicle as 24 year old Adam Spaulding of Oakland. As deputies approached he drove away and turned his vehicle back toward the deputies nearly striking one of them who had to take action to avoid being hit. A chase then ensured through several streets in Oakland and onto Hutton Road. Spaulding then struck two police vehicles forcing another police car off the road. The chase continued into the Liberty Mews parking lot and as Spaulding tried to exit the lot he swerved trying to strike a deputies who again had to take evasive action to avoid being struck. The chase entered the Sheetz parking lot where a concerned citizen used their vehicle to ram Spaulding’s vehicle in the interest of public safety. Spaulding traveled toward an individual pumping gas and appeared to be attempting to ram the gas pumps. Spaulding then fled on foot and was arrested. During the arrest Spaulding assaulted the deputies by kicking and headbutting them as well as spitting saliva and blood on the deputies and citizen. Spaulding was arrested and charged with three counts of first degree assault, seven counts of second degree assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, failure to obey a lawful order, as well as numerous traffic citations. He is currently being held at the Garrett County Jail.