Two Motorists Help Deputy Being Assaulted In Carroll County


The deputy pulled the driver over and he began to fight

Keymar, Md. (DG) – Two motorists came to the aid of a deputy being assaulted by a man in Carroll County last Sunday.

Master Deputy Etzler with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office was on Route 194 northbound near Keysville Bruceville Road on September 13th around 11 AM. He saw a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lane of Route 194, passing another vehicle in a no-passing zone. Etzler moved to the side of the road to avoid a collision.

Etzler pulled the car over. The driver got out and became aggressive. He started to fight Etzler and they both fell to the ground.

Two passing motorists saw the fight and stopped to help.

The driver was identified as 24-year-old Anthony Russo of Frederick County. He was charged with 1st and 2nd degree assault, assault on a law officer, resisting arrest, and reckless endangerment.

Etzler was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office thanks the two individuals who took action when they saw a deputy in need.