(Feb. 8, 2019) A 39-year-old man involved in a police chase that went approximately 30 blocks will serve a nearly six-month-long sentence, the state’s attorney’s office said following the conviction last Friday of Anthony Roper of Delmar.
Roper was found guilty on Jan. 23 of attempting to elude a uniformed police by fleeing on foot, attempting to elude uniformed police by failing to stop, and failing to immediately stop at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, according to the District Court of Maryland for Worcester County.
Roper was sentenced to “five months and 29 days on each count, to run concurrently,” the state’s attorney’s office said.
A license plate reader on Route 90 flagged the car as it entered Ocean City. Police also saw a vehicle “with illegal window tint,” traveling in the area of 65th Street and Coastal Highway, according to the state’s attorney’s office.
There was an arrest warrant for Roper on felony drug trafficking charges in Wicomico County the state’s attorney’s office said.
Police stopped the car at 94th Street, and told Roper, of the outstanding warrant but the suspect allegedly fled south on Coastal Highway, according to the state’s attorney’s office. Roper then turned onto 65th Street, hit and “seriously damaged” a patrol vehicle driven by a public safety aide.
Roper exited the vehicle and tried to run, but was nabbed by police near 66th Street, the state’s attorney’s office said.