Arraigned By: TBD Prosecutor: TBD ========================= Case number: 855 Charges: C3 (Aggravated Assault on a Government Official) F33 (Unlawful Possession of a Firearm or Firearm Magazines) Defendant: Anton Sokolov Defense Attorney: TBD ========================= Arresting (Charging Agency) Officer: Deputy Striker Officer(s) Involved: Deputy Ripley Witnesses: N/A Evidence: Combat Pistol, 6 firearm magazines and 3 bags of Marijuana Incident Summary: On 03/20/2020 around 2125 hours, units were dispatched to a report of shots fired at Legion Garage. Upon arrival units made contact with a few individuals that stated a White McLaren with Anton Sokolov driving fed the scene and went northbound towards the county. As units began heading towards the county, we once again received a report of shots fired on Route 68 in Harmony near the clothing store. Myself and multiple BCSO units and Troopers arrived in the area and found the White McLaren crashed out against a tree with no occupant. We began searching the area around Harmony and towards the Sandy Shores airfield to attempt to locate Mr. Sokolov. Eventually Deputy Ripley | 216 came in contact with Mr. Sokolov inside of the clothing store in Harmony. He immediately opened fire on Deputy Ripley who exited the store and took cover behind his vehicle. Myself and several other units responded to assist and began taking fire from Mr. Sokolov. Mr. Sokolov was struck by law enforcement fire and neutralized inside of the store. The store was cleared and he was provided medical aid on scene before being transported to Pillbox Hospital. After being released from Pillbox, he was transported to MRPD for booking. I confiscated a Combat Pistol, 6 firearm magazines and 3 bags of Marijuana from Mr. Sokolov. During questioning Mr. Sokolov stated that he only shot at deputies because he was scared because he saw a gun and that he had nothing to do with the original shots being fired at Legion Garage. He was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Government Official as well as Unlawful Possession of a Firearm or Firearm Magazine. He plead not-guilty to those charges and was fined $8500 and transported to the prison to serve 100 months.