Two volunteer firefighters go on trial Monday for the 2015 assault of a career firefighter outside a burning home in Hyattsville, Maryland.
WASHINGTON — Two volunteer firefighters are set to go on trial Monday for the 2015 assault of a career firefighter outside a burning home near Hyattsville, Maryland.
Jeffrey Miller and Christopher Kelly — both members of West Lanham Hills Volunteer Company 28 — were indicted on a charge of fighting with a career firefighter unit over who should go inside a house that was ablaze Dec. 8, 2015.
According to prosecutors, Career Company 30 arrived first at the scene of the fire, but Kelly — who was not fully geared up — blocked the door so members of the career company couldn’t enter before members of the volunteer company.
When announcing the indictment in December 2016, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said Kelly and a career fighter struggled on the front porch before Kelly hit her, knocking the firefighter off the porch.