Update: Suspect Identified and Charged in Assault on Officer

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 5th District Investigative Section, the Major Crimes Division, and the Internal Affairs Division are continuing to investigate an incident that occurred last night in Damascus in which a man assaulted an officer with a long gun.

Detectives from the 5th District Investigative Section have now charged Michael L. Roberts, age 34, of the 24100 block of Newbury Road in Gaithersburg for the assault.  Roberts has been charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of reckless endangerment.  He has been released on bond.

JMS