Md. Cops Assaulted at Underage Drinking Party

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    A birthday celebration in Damascus, Md. got completely out of hand when police showed up, and ultimately ended with officers using tasers and arresting the homeowner, his wife and two of their sons. Pat Collins reports.

    Two Montgomery County Police officers were assaulted while breaking up an underage drinking party in Damascus last weekend.

    According to a news release, officers responded to the 9400 block of Damascus Road just before midnight last Saturday. Officers reported spotting a keg and what appeared to be approximately 35 underage individuals drinking alcohol.

    When officers tried to enter the home, the owners refused to let them inside.

    Moments later, when one of the officers started removing the keg outside the home's basement, an individual from inside the home attempted to grab several cases of beer, and a struggle ensued. The officer was pulled inside while another party-goer slammed the door on his arm and attempted to grab his gun. A second officer attempted to help him and was also assaulted by a homeowner. At one point, officers utilized stun guns to contain the unruly party-goers.

    Two more residents of the home continued assaulting the officers as they attempted to make arrests. 

    The owner of the home, George Magas, 54, has been charged with attempting to remove a firearm from a deputy, attempting to incite a riot, second degree assault, obstructing a police officer and furnishing alcohol to minors.

    His wife, Cathy Magas, 46, has been charged with assault, obstructing an officer and furnishing alcohol to minors.

    Their two sons are also facing charges.

    Nicholas Magas, 21, has been charged with attempting to incite a riot, obstructing a police officer and furnishing alcohol to a minor.

    Eric Magas, 18, has been charged with assault, attempt to incite a riot, obstructing a police officer, furnishing alcohol to a minor, possession of fake ID to obtain alcohol, possessing more than one driver's license at any time, knowingly obtaining license by misrepresentation and possessing a fictitious license. 

    Additionally, 22 party-goers were charged with alcohol-related offenses.