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26 People Cited in Wild Underage Drinking Party in which Police were Assaulted

Police release details, mug shots from bizarre party bust in Damascus over the weekend.

Eric Magas, 18, was one of four adults charged after a police busted a drinking party in Damascus on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Credit: Montgomery County Police
Eric Magas, 18, was one of four adults charged after a police busted a drinking party in Damascus on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Credit: Montgomery County Police

Four adults were arrested and 22 people cited after officers were assaulted while breaking up a party Saturday in Damascus where more than 30 underage youths were drinking, police said.

Montgomery County police released the details of the bizarre incident Monday.

In addition to the arrests, 22 party guests where charged with alcohol-related offenses and civil citations.

Just before midnight, Montgomery County police and sheriff’s deputies arrived at a house party in the 9400 block of Damascus Road, where they saw youths drinking in the yard and a keg at the base of an outside stairwell to a basement—where 35 people were drinking, according to a press release.

Police, who were denied access to the home, tried to seize the keg outside.

Someone then tried to grab several cases of beer, spurring a scuffle, police said. A party attendee slammed the basement door on the police officer’s arms and another police officer was also assaulted by a homeowner, police said.

At the same time, noise inside the house grew—with people banging on glass, yelling insults and videotaping the incident, police said.

On Monday, police released images of the four adults who were charged:

  • George Magas, 54, was charged with attempting to remove a firearm from the possession of a deputy sheriff; attempting to incite a riot; 3 counts of second-degree Assault; obstructing and hindering a police officer; and 22 counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
  • Cathy Magas, 46, was charged with second-degree assault; obstructing and hindering a police officer; 22 counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
  • Nicholas Magas, 21, attempting to incite a riot; obstructing and hindering a police officer; 22 counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
  • Eric Magas, 18, second-degree assault; attempting to incite a riot; obstructing and hindering a police officer; 22 counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor; possession of Fake ID to obtain alcohol; possessing more than one drivers license at any one time; knowingly and fraudulently obtaining license by misrepresentation; three counts of possessing a fictitious license. 

Police said the bust was a result of a Holiday Season Task Force multi-agency effort that focuses on underage drinking and impaired driving. The Task Force began the night before Thanksgiving and ended Sunday.  

Sharon January 06, 2014 at 07:38 PM
So much for adult example and supervision. Those teens don't have a chance when the parents are worse than they. Only chance for them (the kids) in future is more than likely 'jail time' for escalating delinquent & criminal behavior! Sad/pathetic!
Melissa M January 06, 2014 at 08:43 PM
At least they kept it in the family.
Matt January 06, 2014 at 09:23 PM
Party people Yeah Tag Team music comin' straight atacha That's me DC the Brain Supreme And my man Steve Roll'n We're kicking the flow we're kickin' And it goes a little somethin' like this Tag Team back again check it top Wreck it - let's begin Party people let me hear some noise DC's in the house jump jump and rejoice There's a party over here a party over there Wave your hands in the air Shake the deriere These three words mean you're gettin' busy Whoomp there it is whoomp there it is Upside down and inside out I'm about to show all you folks What's it's all about Now it's time to get on the mic And make this party hype I'm talking it back to the old school 'Cause I'm an old fool who's so cool If you want to get down I'm gonna show you the way whoomp there it is Let me hear you say whoomp there it is Whoomp chak a laka chack a laka chak a laka chak a Point blank gin and juice I drank Gettin' bent and bent and as I puff on a dankt Rock the mic uh oh I see rave skin Rip skit find a honeydip to dip it in Slam dunk it stick it flip it and ride That is double O D D Y oh my Ooh that it come on come on Whoomp there it is I'm done üHey some say I'm crazy 'Cause I'm pushin' up daises The underground sound that you have found Amazing outstanding demanding Commanding you people dancin' That's a breath taker I produce AKA the undertaker You want to come down to the underground Old school - here's a shovel can dig it fol Can you dig it we can dig it Can y'll dig it we can dig it Why double omp as I flow To the fly from the school of old Hardcore kick the folk lore wreck Three to the two and one mic-check Mad skill flow ill on the mesh of steel That's the grill of the microphone I just killed Party people it's your party Tag Team is through Whoomp there it is I thought you knew Whoomp there it is Yeha Tag Team comin' straight atcha That's me DC the brain supreme And my man Steve Roll'n Bring it back ya'll bring it back ya'll bring it back Here we go Whoomp there it is!
Edith Montgomery January 06, 2014 at 10:12 PM
To Sharon: our society doesn't stand a chance if we cling to the word of the police force/reporters and pass judgment (jail time!) on our neighbors before their day in court. I pray that your fellow citizens would look upon you with greater sympathy and remember their humanity before passing judgment in a situation where you cannot even represent your side of the story. Prejudice is an ugly, ugly thing and it hurts everyone.
M. Sullivan January 07, 2014 at 03:34 AM
Edith, you're kidding, right? Do you think the cops actually made this stuff up?
mark January 07, 2014 at 08:05 AM
Edith the Liberal, what do you expect from a pathetic mind thinking fool..this is why criminals continue to rob, assault and murder...liberal laws and loopholes...and worthless people like Edith who supports it
Michael Jeffreys January 07, 2014 at 08:42 AM
POS Gypsies! I hope the judge throws the book at you especially for attempting to disarm a POlice officer George, (and do what once you did?)!. Scum belongs in a cage! People's true colors come out when they're told they can't violate the law!
Mike Carter January 07, 2014 at 09:11 AM
Two pointS...first, to the blogger, why write "underage youths" related to drinking? Are there any "of legal drinking age" youths? Second, congrats to the MoCo PD for stopping ALL violent and serious crime in the densely populated, high crime parts of your county! Nice! Thus freeing up the assets needed to bust teenage keg parties at private homes in the rural parts of the county! Way to take a bite out of crime! Low hanging fruit I guess...SMH
Darius Carter January 07, 2014 at 01:29 PM
The mom has a DUI from 2009. The son, Nicolas, is already off and running with a charge on 6/26/2013 of "MSRPRSNTG AGE TO OBTAIN ALCOHOL", a Hit and run on 11/23/2011, plus a good amount of speeding tickets. And Young Eric, received his own special charge of "POSS PARAPHERNALIA" because, hey, why not have drugs too.
mark January 07, 2014 at 05:00 PM
Mike Carter the Fool, those teenage keg parties have irresponsible idiots that get in the car and drive and could possibly Murder you or your family me members..then your Liberal mind will be asking why didn't the police break up the party when they got a complaint..Hello??? Starting to make sense yet?? These thugs already have records and so do the worthless parents..But to Mike Carter the Liberal, its ok..Low intelligence from another Libtard
jacob bloom January 08, 2014 at 10:00 PM
lets remember 30 years ago when the legal drinking age was 18 and there was less problems then there are now. This should have been left alone and is not a big deal. WooHoo cops for stopping such a HUGH crime , while murderers and rapists run wild down county. Props to the cops for enforcing whats really important...............Police please go fix the real problems of MoCo you power hungry bullies. You were the dumb jocks and bullies from high school who never grew up
mark January 09, 2014 at 05:31 AM
Jacob Libtard Bloom, or whatever your real name is you are still a Libtard..there were Less problems 30 years ago because people of that Generation like myself Respected Authority, I was part of those house parties underage and of legal age and when the cops showed up because of a Complaint we Didn't try to fight them, we did what they said, Pour the beer out and whoever was drunk is staying there, these Thugs that you Support did the opposite, acted like wild animals along with their Worthless Parents and decided to Fight back..let's not forget they all have Records already...Cops do enforce Murderes And Rapists if they get a call that its Happening, those 2 are Completely Different when fighting crime..they don't know when its occurring.. why do Liberal minds work backwards, DUIs and Hit and Runs already are apart of this Pathectic Family that you Support..but your OK with these Idiots even if they come up over a hill and cross the Line and hit you and your family Head on and kill you..way to protect your family by Protecting Criminals..
jacob bloom January 09, 2014 at 08:05 AM
Mark for one I am not a "Libtard" I am a registered republican. I have worked for the RNC, NRA, and lobbied for countless conservative PAC's and special interest groups in my lifetime. Also 30 years ago every one of those college students wouldnt have recieved a $500 fine and the parents wouldn't be facing $30,000 - $50.000 of fines and lawyer fees.
jacob bloom January 09, 2014 at 08:06 AM
What say you now mark......
mark January 09, 2014 at 08:56 AM
Hello??? They assaulted the Police..nothing prob would of happened if they acted like respected people..don't care if your a Republican, you have a Libtard mind way of thinking..laws change because of activity and Friboilous lawsuits...the police got a Call for a loud party, had they not shown up and one of the party goers murdered one your family members on the road you would be filing a lawsuit against them .you can't have it both ways...do what your suppose to do in life which is not hard and everything will be fine..but for you to support these Knuckleheads is insane..that's what I say now
Mike Carter January 29, 2014 at 09:47 AM
Mark, the only "tard" here is YOU...you make completely unsubstantiated judgments about people and their political views (as Jacob pointed out), which has ZERO to do with their comments with regards to this particular article or debate. So, I will make an informed assessment about you and your opinions based solely on your comments...YOU are a closed minded, poorly educated, ignorant and silly little man who gets what little knowledge he has of the world from right-wing talk radio, conservative "news" blogs and Fox "News" ONLY. You spew broad generalizations with no facts or evidence to back them up. You believe the police should arrest people for what they MIGHT do, not on what they have done. You live your life in fear and that drives you to hate everyone who does not share your myopic (that means tiny) view of the world...and for the record, the word is "frivolous"! What the hell does "Friboilous" mean anyway? You should Google it...you are the ONLY person on the entire internet who uses that "word"...congrats, you created an ignorism!
mark January 29, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Ha, Good one..Stay Blind. Liberals stay away from the facts to support their mindset way of thinking..The Cops just didn't show up Idiot!!!! What is wrong with you People?? You don't like Cops? Then do what your suppose to do and won't have an issue, like Obey. The law...is it that Hard? Let's see if you comment about your animals being wrong...if you have kids I feel sorry for them
jacob bloom January 29, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Mark you make conservatives look like ignorant rednecks. Thanks for giving us a bad name. From all intelligent conservatives
mark January 29, 2014 at 01:33 PM
Jacob, your earlier comment to the Fact that it should of been left alone and it wasn't a big deal shows your ignorance, the police responded to the house because. Someone Complained, had they not come and these Animals Drove and Murdered your Family then would it have been a big Deal?? You obviously don't care about yourself or your Family..and still no response to the fact of what these animals did wrong, fought the police, the Ghetto mother's slammed the door in the officers arm..Keep on supporting Criminals and Cry foul against the police..don't waste my tax money when your family is being beaten or robbed. Take care of it youtself
Mike Carter January 29, 2014 at 06:08 PM
So should the police go and arrest everyone drinking in a bar? I mean they COULD get drunk, drive and murder your family. Better yet, they should just close all the bars and make alcohol illegal right? That would keep people from getting drunk and driving so they could not murder people's families. Oh, but then that would be the government telling people how to live their lives and trampling on their freedoms...I mean the only thing worse than that would be if the government intruded into people's homes and told them what they could and could not do inside their own home...oh wait, that sounds like a vaguely familiar scenario for some reason, but I can't quite put my finger on where I've read of such an incident, hmmmm? What a dolt!
knee jerk February 01, 2014 at 08:14 PM
The Task Force began Thanksgiving and ended Sunday, these perps got caught Saturday night,what sh_t luck.
mark February 01, 2014 at 08:31 PM
Mike carter the fool strikes again, way to go from staying away from the facts, Typical POS Liberal...how about we don't have Laws and you and your Family, if you have one, which doesn't sound like you do, fend for yourself for now on..your kids gets kidnapped, handle it ypurself , your wife or your Boyfriend gets Raped, Handle it yourself..after all, we should all be free to do what we want...it always amazes me how many people like you don't have a Degree that costs Nothing, Common Sense Degree.
jacob bloom February 02, 2014 at 10:45 AM
So much anger from such a little man. Go back to West Virginia when you can go back to fornicating with your sister.
mark February 02, 2014 at 03:18 PM
Straight from DC, I see once again when you hit Liberal Minds with Facts they stay away From the real issue at hand...Carter, Bloom you are a Disgrace to America and should move out of here, Maybe Cuba? Idiots
jacob bloom February 02, 2014 at 07:53 PM
Actually straight from Virginia. Also when did I say that I am liberal? I am a strong conservative. You're the extreme right wing nut job tea party member. You're motto is ,"god bless America, except every American that is not a Christian, republican, heterosexual, white, or you."
mark February 02, 2014 at 08:03 PM
I'm from DC , not referring to you...my Motto is American correct, also Facts and Common Sense..you have a Liberal mindset to support the animals that were way out of line..all the family members have records, but keep supporting the Criminals and watch this country go down just like OBitchma wants to do..your clueless if you don't know that
Mike Carter February 19, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Mark, do you believe the Earth revolves around the sun or the Sun around the Earth? Do you believe that the Earth and universe are billions of years old, or just the 6000 years described in the bible? Do you believe man evolved from lesser primates or in creationism as outlined in Genesis? Just want to get a handle on which side of the fold you can be found based on the nation's median IQ....

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