13 bags of heroin recovered after Md. car chase

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Md. police say a driver failed to stop after police attempted to pull the car over because the driver was involved in a narcotics transition.

Anne Arundel County Police said at around 11:45 a.m. in the area of Bestgate Rd. and Admiral Dr. in Annapolis, officers saw a narcotics transaction.

A deputy activated his emergency equipment and tried to pull the car over, however the driver did not stop. Officers did not chase the car at that time, however later found the car in the Annapolis Mall parking lot. The driver did not pull over again and hit a deputy with the car on his arm.

Police said other deputies arrived and pursued the car in the Annapolis area. The driver hit several other cars in the area of Chinquapin Round Rd. The driver then turned into the Newtown 20 Community and got out of his car, police said. He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.

According to authorities, the officer who was hit only suffered minor injuries. During the car chase, deputies saw the driver throw what the believe to be CDS from the vehicle.

A total of 13 bags of heroin were recovered. Police said the estimated street value of the drugs is about $900.

Willie James Rhodes, 24 of Annapolis is being charged with attempted murder, first and second degree assault, assault on a police officer, possession of heroin with intent to distribute and numerous traffic offenses.

If you have information on the above incident, please call, email, or text your tip to Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline Available 24-Hours A Day Toll Free at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Text "MCS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637)

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