DATE: December 18, 2013
CBI Case #:13-0293
LOCATION: 12641 Ocean Gateway
CRIME:First Degree Assault
SUSPECT: Mark Lee Donoway Jr.
33 y/o, White Male
Charges: Assault 1st Degree
Assault 2nd Degree
Theft Less Than $1,000
Multiple Traffic Violations
NARRATIVE: On December 10, 2013, the Maryland State Policeand the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation were called to respond to the White Marlin Mall, 12641 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, Maryland, regarding an assault that had occurred. During the investigation, it was found that a member of loss prevention for one of the outlet stores had attempted to stop a shoplifter from fleeing the business. The suspect exited the store and was followed by the loss prevention employee.
The loss prevention employee attempted to convince the suspect to return items that he had taken from the store. The suspect refused and entered a vehicle, identified as a newer model lime green Kia Soul. The suspect fled the scene, striking the loss prevention employee with the vehicle in the process.
During the investigation, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation received numerous phone calls and tips regarding the identity of the suspect. Investigators were able to use the information obtained to positively identify the suspect as Mark Lee Donoway Jr.
Based upon the investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained chargingDonoway with Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Theft, and multiple traffic violations. Donoway was apprehended in Wicomico County on December 16, 2013, by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. Donoway was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was ordered held on $100,000 bond.
INVESTIGATING DETECTIVE: Detective Jason Burnett
APPROVING SUPERVISOR: Detective Sergeant Mike Lupiwok