Suspect Arrested In Double Shooting In January

He’s also charged with drug offenses.



Frederick, Md (KM) A suspect has been arrested in connection with a double shooting in January in the 100 block of Stonegate Drive in Frederick. Richard Alan Overs, 23, of Frederick, is charged with 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault, reckless endangerment and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony or violent crime.

Police say they developed Overs as a suspect and applied for an arrest warrant earlier this month. Overs was located on Wednesday by the Department’s Street Crimes Unit.

As he was being taken into custody, authorities say Overs had a significant quantity of marijuana on his person, enough to sell. A search warrant was obtained on his home, and investigators recovered more than a pound of pot, a digital scale, over two-thousand dollars in cash and an unregistered firearm.

Overs is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, more than 10 grams of marijuana; possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute; possession of paraphernalia; possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime; and possession with a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute near school property.

Police say the shooting occurred on January 18th, 2017 on a walking path connecting Stonegate Drive with Hickory Hill apartments, where evidence was recovered from the scene.

The two victims went to Frederick Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds. One was shot in the torso, the other in the leg. Both were medivaced to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Authorities said neither one had a life threatening injury.


By Kevin McManus




Richard Allan Overs