By: David M. Higgins II, Publisher

UPDATE Ocean City, MD- (June 19, 2020): On June 9th, 2020 between 10:00 and 11:00 PM, Ocean City Police Officers responded to two First Degree Assaults on the Boardwalk at 11th Street and 15th Street. The victim of the assault on 15th was stabbed in the back. Officers determined the same group of individuals were responsible for both assaults. One of the suspects, Marquis Demby, was apprehended soon after the assault at 15th Street. He was arrested for First Degree Assault and related charges. A knife used in the stabbing was recovered during his arrest.

The Ocean City Police Major Crimes Unit continued this investigation. Surveillance images obtained from the Boardwalk City Watch Cameras of additional suspects were released to the public through social media and local media outlets. Ocean City Detectives received numerous citizen tips and also worked closely with local police jurisdictions throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland to identify the numerous suspects. The following individuals have been arrested for their involvement in these incidents:

– Marquis Trajon Demby: 22 years of age, Lincoln, DE, Assault-First Degree, Assault-Sec Degree, and Reckless Endangerment, currently being held without bond at the Worcester County Jail
– Marcus Dashawn Butler: 27 years of age, Cambridge, MD, Assault-First Degree, Assault-Sec Degree, and Reckless Endangerment, currently being held without bond at the Worcester County Jail
– Orlando Manship Nichols Jr.: 20 years of age, Cambridge, MD, Assault-First Degree, Assault-Sec Degree, and Reckless Endangerment, currently being held without bond at the Worcester County Jail
– Xavier Jamal Spence: 19 years of age, Cambridge, MD, Assault-First Degree, Assault-Sec Degree, and Reckless Endangerment, Dangerous Weapon-Int-Injure, currently being held without bond at the Worcester County Jail
– Daveione K Cephas: 20 years of age, Cambridge, MD, Assault-First Degree, Assault-Sec Degree, and Reckless Endangerment, currently being held without bond at the Worcester County Jail

This investigation is still ongoing and Police expect to make more arrests in the near future. Both victims in these cases are expected to make full recoveries.

The Ocean City Police Department would like to thank the numerous citizens who assisted them in identifying the suspects in this case. They would also like to thank the Maryland State Police, the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, the Cambridge Police Department, and the Easton Police Department for their cooperative effort in this investigation.


Ocean City, MD– Less than a day after the Boardwalk beating of two white males in Ocean City, MD; another video has surfaced of at least 5 people beating a what appears to be younger person and an adult female.

If you cannot view the Facebook embedded video, please click here: https://www.facebook.com/marcus.griffin.7792/videos/280369486640436/

Yesterday police in Ocean City released a statement searching for the suspects in the Boardwalk beating. Over the weekend a stabbing was reported on the Boardwalk.

Police have issued another press release looking for multiple suspects in assaults that occurred on June 9, 2020, between 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., Ocean City officers responded to two serious assaults on the boardwalk at 11th Street and 16th Street. Through the preliminary investigation, officers were able to determine the below individuals who participated in both assaults.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or who can provide any information as to the identity of the suspects, is asked to contact Detective Perry at CRPerry@oceancitymd.gov or 410-723-6604. Anonymous tips can also be left at https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/police/crime-tips/ or by calling 410-520-5136.

It is not known at this time if the newest suspects are the ones in the newest video, or an entirely separate assault. We are working to get clarification. ‘s

From Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan’s Facebook Page

This is a developing story…


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...