Md. delegate beaten, carjacked, police say

A Prince George’s County man is facing robbery, theft and assault charges for allegedly beating and carjacking Maryland Del. Darren M. Swain on Sunday, police said.

Swain told police he had picked up two men at a gas station in Upper Marlboro and gave them a ride home to a nearby apartment, according to charging documents filed in Prince George’s court. Swain said he had asked to use the bathroom in the apartment. When he came out, the two men he beat him up.

Darren Swain

Dayshawn Keion Naylor, 19 of Upper Marlboro, admitted to beating Swain and taking Swain’s 2007 Nissan and two cell phones, police said. The car’s tags indicated the owner was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, according to charging documents.

Swain did not return calls or emails requesting comment but openly discussed the incident with NBC 4 and other media. Swain has been in office since January. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) appointed him to fill the seat of Tiffany Alston, who was ousted after stealing $800 from the General Assembly to pay her personal employee.

Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.

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