Community Helps Allegany County Sheriff’s Office Find Suspect in Hit and Run

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ALLEGANY COUNTY, MD – Garrett Patrick Michaels, a 22-year-old Barton resident, was arrested on Wednesday for assault and multiple traffic charges, including DUI/DWI, after attempting to strike a motorist with his 4-wheeler in Lonaconing. Michaels fled the scene after wrecking his 4-wheeler in Barton, but community members who witnessed the incident helped direct deputies to his location.

EMS checked him as a precaution before being taken into custody.

During the investigation, witnesses reported that the 4-wheeler damaged parked vehicles in the Barton and Lonaconing areas. The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents with newly discovered vehicle damage related to this incident to contact them at 301-777-1585.

The Sheriff’s Office expressed gratitude for the assistance provided by community members, emphasizing the importance of maintaining strong relationships with citizens to ensure the safety of Allegany County communities.

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