Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man Described As ‘Homicidal’

He was apprehended in the parking lot of the Law Enforcement Center.

Dustin May (Photo from Frederick County Sheriff’s Office)  



Frederick, Md (KM) A man described as “homicidal” was arrested Tuesday afternoon outside of the Frederick County Law Enforcement Center on Airport Drive. . Dustin Matthew May, 31, of New Market is charged with possession of an assault weapon, having a loaded handgun is his vehicle, having a handgun is his vehicle, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and reckless endangerment.

The Sheriff’s Office says at around 2:30 PM, it received a call from a citizen about a man threatening to kill himself or others. The caller said May was under the influence of methamphetamine and had a loaded handgun in his possession.

Deputies initiated a ping on May’s phone, and he was found to be in the parking lot of the Law Enforcement Center. The Sheriff’s Office and State Troopers communicated with May who refused to get out of his pickup truck. After further discussions, May got out and was arrested. He was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center where he’s being held without bond.

After conducting a search of May’s truck, deputies say they found a loaded handgun with one round in the chamber, along with a AR style rifle with a 30-round magazine and methamphetamine.

“There is no clear indication as to why May drove to the Law Enforcement Center or what his intentions were when he arrived,”: said Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, in a statement. “In today’s current environment, with attacks on law enforcement occurring frequently across the United States, the situation could have had a very different and tragic ending. Thankfully, the fast and decisive response of law enforcement personnel on site brought the event to a swift end.”



By Kevin McManus