Severn man charged with drunken driving, attempted murder after hitting three pedestrians with his SUV near Hanover dance club, police say

A Severn man was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with attempted murder and drunken driving after an altercation at a Hanover club ended when he struck three pedestrians with his SUV, Anne Arundel County Police said.

In addition to three counts of attempted second-degree murder, Adam Rey Wolford, 33, faces 10 assault charges and six counts of reckless endangerment. He is being held without bail in the Jennifer Road Detention Center and waived his right to an attorney Monday during an initial appearance in district court, according to court records.


Police responded to a 7-Eleven parking lot on Old Telegraph Road shortly before 2 a.m., Sunday, according to charging documents, where they found fire department personnel tending to three injured people on the ground.

After confirming their identities, police wrote the pedestrians are aged 21, 22 and 23, and a department spokesperson said Monday they were all taken to area hospitals with injuries that are not life-threatening.


Officers at the scene met with witnesses and learned that another 21-year-old man had confronted Wolford earlier that night outside Cancun Cantina, a dance club directly across the street from the 7-Eleven. He told police Wolford was causing a disturbance in the club’s parking lot, attempting to direct traffic and referring to himself as “the prince.” When the man confronted Wolford, the Severn resident kneed him in the groin and stomach, according to charging documents.

The parking lot at Cancun Cantina is crowded just before county liquor board inspectors spring a surprise inspection for COVID protection violations.

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Friends of the first victim were able to separate him from Wolford, police wrote, bringing him toward the cantina and a group of three strangers. Meanwhile, Wolford got into his red Jeep Cherokee, police wrote, and drove erratically around the parking lot and the nearby road before turning the SUV toward the group.

The people outside the club fled for safety, some running or pulling each other away and others retreating to their vehicles. Two women jumped into their 2018 Ford Explorer, police wrote, shortly before Wolford struck it, backed up, then accelerated into it again.

Witnesses reported Wolford, after ramming into the Explorer, crossed Old Telegraph Road and entered the 7-Eleven parking lot. There, he hit three pedestrians with his vehicle, sending some into the air, according to charging documents. Police said he then returned to the cantina lot and hit the Explorer one last time before driving away.

No one other than the three people struck by the Cherokeewas injured, police said.

Officers found the Cherokee less than a mile-and-a-half from the crash scene, according to charging documents. It was facing east in the westbound lane and Wolford was laying on the grass along the other side of the road.

Police noted in charging papers Wolford that had shown multiple signs of impairment Sunday, with slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. After complaining of back pain from the crash, Wolford was taken to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where he declined to take an alcohol concentration test, police wrote.

Wolford does not have an attorney listed in court records.