Two 19-year-olds from Havre de Grace have been charged with assault after a fight over marijuana that sent two teens to the area hospitals, including one teen who was taken to shock trauma for head and brain injuries.
Scott Brian Raymond Jr., 19, of the 100 block of Remington Circle, and Timothy Daniel Easton, 19, of the 700 block of Pulaski Highway, are both charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault.
Havre de Grace police received a call from the Aberdeen Police Department around 1 a.m. July 6 that two male juveniles were assaulted outside of a residence in the 100 block of Remington Circle in Havre de Grace, then brought to an address in Aberdeen, according to a news release from Havre de Grace Police Department.
Two boys, ages 14 and 15, went to Raymond’s home “to dispute the amount of marijuana that has been sold by Scott Raymond Jr.,” according to charging documents filed in District Court.
When Raymond came to the front door, “numerous people” were behind him. During the fight, Raymond allegedly hit both juveniles, according to charging documents.
The 14-year-old, who was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, was punched twice in the face, allegedly by Raymond, hit in the back and choked from behind, according to the charging documents.
He told police the 15-year-old male was lying motionless on the ground, bleeding heavily and throwing up blood and that “Scotty” had hit the 15-year-old first.
Two other people had been parked up the street, waiting in the car for the juveniles. The driver told police he had spoken with “Scotty” over Snapchat. When the two teens came back to the car, they were stumbling and the 15-year-old was bleeding heavily, according to charging documents.
The two waiting drove the two injured teens to the 14-year-old’s home in Aberdeen, where his mother called police and an ambulance.
Eight people in the Remington Circle home, including Raymond and Easton, were taken to the Havre de Grace Police Department and questioned. Several of them told police Raymond and Easton were the two involved in the fight, according to charging documents.
One person said Easton bolted down the steps and slammed one of the juveniles to the ground, kicking both of them in the upper body and head, according to charging documents.
Police searched the basement area of Raymond’s home, where Raymond lives and where everyone was when police arrived. Detectives found suspected marijuana and cash, according to the charging documents.
Detectives spoke with the family of the 15-year-old, who remained in shock trauma with head and brain injuries, according to charging documents. Court records indicated the teen had undergone surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
Havre de Grace Police spokesman Cpl. Ken Terry said no additional updates on the teen’s condition were available as of Monday afternoon.
Attempts to contact family members of the teens were unsuccessful Monday.
On Thursday, detectives obtained arrest warrants for Raymond and Easton.
Raymond was arrested at his home on Remington Circle the same day without incident and taken to the Harford County Detention Center, where he is being held without bail.
L. Michael Schaech, an attorney representing Raymond, said their “hearts and prayers go out to those involved," but his client “adamantly denies the charges against him and is looking forward to vindication.”
Later on Thursday, Easton turned himself into Havre de Grace Police Department. He was taken to the detention center and released on his own recognizance following a bail review Friday. He will be on home monitoring and living in Westminster, according to court records.