Prince Frederick, MD – On Sunday, April 21, Detective Rector contacted the Calvert Control Center and advised there was a fight in progress in the middle of South Bound Route 2/4 at Fox Run Boulevard. Deputy Sturdivant arrived on scene to assist Detective Rector, who placed the suspect, Branden Lee Barger, 39 of Huntingtown, in handcuffs and sat him on his knees in the grass.
Sturdivant made contact with Barger, who began yelling obscenities at the driver of the other vehicle then became disorderly and started cursing at deputies on scene. After interviewing witnesses on scene, it was discovered that Barger was weaving throughout traffic, tailgating other vehicles, and aggressively driving. Barger then got out of his vehicle and started banging on the window of the victim’s vehicle with his metal rings, trying to pull the door open to get to the driver. Sturdivant discovered a switch blade knife in the cup holder of the suspect’s vehicle. Barger was arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and dangerous weapon, conceal. All charges are misdemeanors.
According to a docket summary, Barger was freed on a $2,500 bond. A District Court hearing on the charges is tentatively set for June 5.