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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.  

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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