Man wanted for shooting at troopers in Md. arrested

EASTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Maryland State and Talbot County police arrested a man Thursday afternoon, who they say fled a traffic stop and shot at troopers during a wild chase on Wednesday night.

Police said the man was found in an area of high grass along Glebe Creek Road. Deputies used a bullhorn to let the suspect know he was surrounded. Police said the man then walked out of the grass with his hands up.

Brooks S. Perry was wearing a coat at the time of the arrest and was in good condition, authorities said. Perry had no injuries other than some scratches and was complaining about the cold.

A temporary felony warrant was issued for 28-year-old Perry, whose last known address was Milford, Delaware. Maryland State Police say he was also wanted in Delaware on traffic charges, where his driver's license is currently suspended and revoked.

According to Maryland State Police, at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, trooper spotted a dark colored Hyundai speeding on Rt. 404 approaching Rt. 50. Police say the driver turned eastbound onto Rt. 50 and pulled to the shoulder. The trooper spoke to Perry, who gave him a false name and said he had no identification, according to police. The trooper noted signs indicating he was possibly driving under the influence, say police, and asked Perry to stay in his car. The trooper called for backup, "due to his suspicious actions, which included asking the trooper if he was going to call for backup," according to police in a press release on Thursday.

Perry then drove off, which sparked a pursuit of about seven miles east on Rt. 50, say police. Troopers deployed stop sticks twice, according to police, before Perry pulled to the side of the road on eastbound Rt. 50 east of Hiners Lane and exit the car. They say he ran across westbound Rt. 50 and onto a golf course.

Four state troopers pursued Perry, watching him climb a chain link fence. Police say at the top of the fence, he pulled a gun and fired toward the troopers. One trooper, Corporal Joshua Resh, fired his pistol at Perry, according to police. Perry then climbed down the other side of the fence and ran away.

Police say none of the troopers were struck and there was no evidence found that suggested Perry had been hit.

Police said a gun used by Perry has not been found yet. State Police will continue the investigation and search for more evidence, authorities said.

Corporal Resh will be placed on administrative leave, according to protocol, say police.


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