Police: Edgewater Man Resisted Arrest, Placed Officer in Choke-Hold While Refusing to Leave Area Green Turtle

A man from Edgewater is facing a felony assault charge after he allegedly placed an officer in a choke-hold while refusing to leave an area Green Turtle Restaurant. 

In a press release, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said officers responded last week to the Green Turtle at 3213 Solomons Island Road following reports of a fight. "The officers arrived and located an disorderly male refusing to leave the establishment. Officers again instructed the male to leave, but he refused," the release said. "As officers attempted to escort the male out of the building, he began struggling with the officers, causing him and one of the officers to fall to the floor. During the struggle on the floor, the male placed the officer in a chokehold. "

The officer reportedly was able to break free and disengage the male. "The officer then withdrew his taser, causing the male to comply. The officer sustained a minor injury to an extremity and was treated at an area hospital."

The male was identified as Gabriel James Tyler, 25.  According to court records, Tyler was charged with first degree assault and several other offenses. He was later released on his own recognizance.  

A trial has yet to be scheduled.  

***Any suspects/arrested/charged individuals and persons of interest named in the articles are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.***