Officers Assaulted By Disrobed, Intoxicated Burglary Suspect On New Year’s: Annapolis Police


The Annapolis Police Department said it caught Emily Morton after she broke into two homes and disrobed on New Year’s Day. She also faces assault charges. A city police car is pictured above on another day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - An intoxicated burglary suspect was caught in Annapolis on New Year's Day, city police announced last Thursday.

The suspect is accused of disrobing and assaulting an occupant and multiple police officers, a press release said.

Officers identified the suspect as 32-year-old Emily Morton of Annapolis.

Authorities said they were called to the 600 block of Americana Drive in Eastport on Jan. 1 at 8:30 p.m. for a report of a burglary.

The Annapolis Police Department said it found a suspect who entered a home without permission, assaulted a victim, threw chairs and damaged window fixtures. 

Officers said the suspect then broke a glass patio door to force her way into the neighboring residence. 

Authorities said that's when she took off her clothes and left the home.

The suspect then assaulted officers by spitting and biting them, police said.

Officers said the suspect was taken to the Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center for an evaluation.

Court records show that Morton is up against these charges:

  • First-degree burglary (Felony)
  • Two counts of fourth-degree burglary (Misdemeanor)
  • Two counts of second-degree assault (Misdemeanor)
  • Malicious destruction of property worth less than $1,000 (Misdemeanor)

Authorities said they also applied for a charge of assault on a police officer, but Morton was not charged with that offense as of the time this story was published.

Judge Kemp Hammond last Wednesday released Morton on her own recognizance until her trial, the record says.

This map shows the area where police said the burglary happened.

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