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Cpl. Rickie Adey indicted: Prince George's County Police officer faces assault charges

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Cpl. Rickie Adey, one of two Prince George's County Police officers hailed as heroes after rescuing seven people from a burning District Heights apartment building Wednesday, has been indicted on charges of assaulting a 13-year-old boy in 2011, police sources tell ABC 7 News. 

Law enforcement sources tell ABC7's Brad Bell that Adey is accused of allegedly assaulting Kyre Jenkins, during an altercation on Aug. 4, 2011.

Prosecutors say that on the day of the incident, Adey was one of the officers that responded to the Capital Courts Apartments in Capitol Heights on reports of a fight and shots fired. However, when they got there, a group of teens allegedly scattered.

That's when officials allege that Adey chased one down, put a gun to his head and threatening him.

"(It) makes you disappointed that this came up now, especially in light of what he did just the other day," Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw said.

Charging documents show Adey is being indicted on one count of first degree assault, one count of second degree assault and one count of misconduct.

Cpl. Adey and Lt. Scott Finn were praised for their bravery on July 26 after risking their lives to save seven people and several dogs from a fire in a District Heights apartment building. According to residents, the officers raced door to door, kicking in doors to help people get out.

It's unclear whether a court date has been set.

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