William H. Galvin Jr., 29, of Hughesville, Maryland, faces multiple charges of assault after leading officers in a multi-state pursuit last Friday, Sept. 6

(Sept. 13, 2019) William H. Galvin, Jr., 29, of Hughesville, Maryland, faces multiple assault charges after leading officers in a multi-state pursuit, Friday, Sept. 6.  

The pursuit began in Ocean City after license plate readers notified the department that a vehicle stolen from Charles County had entered the resort.

Although police found the vehicle soon after it entered Ocean City, they did not initiate a traffic stop as the driver was armed, OCPD spokeswoman Ashley Miller said. 

The driver parked the car along Jamestown Road, and multiple officers arrived on scene to attempt a high-risk traffic stop. 

The suspect fled from the officers, leading them on a pursuit down Coastal Highway to the Route 90 Bridge. 

Officers lost sight of the driver, who reportedly led Maryland State Police to Delaware, before heading back up to Cecil County Maryland. 

The driver then entered Perryville, Maryland, and began driving down railroad tracks to avoid Perryville officers. 

Police pursued the driver down the tracks by car and by foot. 

According to state police, the driver stopped the car, turned around and began driving toward the officers. 

One Perryville officer reported firing multiple rounds at the suspect’s vehicle, and it is unknown whether the suspect was struck. 

State Police believe the suspect ditched the vehicle and ran into a wooded area by the tracks. 

Members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the U.S. Marshals service found and arrested Galvin at a trailer in Front Royal, Virginia, a little after 5:30 p.m.

Galvin faces charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and second-degree assault on an officer.  

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