Matthew Wesley Martin

Matthew Wesley Martin

MIDLAND — A Grantsville man who allegedly opened fire on a Midland home Tuesday after a family dispute was arrested a short time later, the County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit said.

Matthew Wesley Martin, 21, was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was awaiting a bond hearing Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Police said the incident stemmed from a Monday night argument between family members. 

About 9 a.m. Tuesday, Martin allegedly used a .20-gauge shotgun to shoot at the residence on Church Hill Road before fleeing on foot.

Minutes later and a short distance away on state Route 36, he allegedly fired at the vehicle of one of the residents who allegedly confronted him about the incident.

The shotgun and several rounds of ammunition were recovered when Martin was arrested on Old Legislative Road, about a mile away from the original incident, police said.

Police said the arrest occurred after an Allegany County sheriff's deputy talked to Martin via cellphone and convinced him to surrender.

Maryland State Police and Trooper 5, a state police medevac helicopter, assisted in the search.

The incident remains under investigation.

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