Markus Mcintyre, 25, and Kevin Curry, 27, are charged with Assault on a Police Officer, Reckless Endangerment, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and more, officials say.
Baldwin, NY - November 20, 2017 - The First Squad reports the arrest of two Hempstead men for Assault of a Police Officer that occurred on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4:03 p.m. in Baldwin.
According to detectives, patrol officers attempted to conduct a car stop on a Silver 2007 Infiniti traveling on Grand Avenue in Baldwin for multiple VTL infractions. Both the driver, Markus Mcintyre, 25, and Kevin Curry, 27, refused to roll down their windows when approached by officers.
When one officer opened the driver’s side door to continue the investigation, defendant Mcintyre put the car in reverse and accelerated, striking both officers as well as the marked RMP behind him. He then put the vehicle in drive and again hit the officer, causing him to be thrown. The officer was able to disable the vehicle and place the defendant under arrest with assistance from additional responding officers while being 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 ground in the process. While he was being placed under arrest narcotics fell from his person.
Both officers were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. It was discovered that the vehicle had been stolen from New Jersey.
Defendant Mcintyre was charged with two (2) counts of Assault on a Police Officer, two (2) counts of Assault 2nd degree, Reckless Endangerment 1st degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree, and Resisting Arrest as well as numerous VTL violations.
Defendant Curry was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, Resisting Arrest and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
Both defendants were arraigned on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at First District Court, Hempstead.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.