Wanted Man Leads Police on Pursuit Near Dual Highway

- Hagerstown, MD - Officials with the Maryland State Police said a man who was wanted by police in Baltimore is now in the Washington County Detention Center following an incident Friday morning during which he fled a traffic stop and lead troopers on a foot chase.

According to police, a trooper pulled Andre Walter Williams over for expired registration plates in the area of the Dual Highway and Day Road.  Williams failed to display a driver's license and gave the trooper a false name and birthdate.

The trooper was able to determine Williams correct identity and that he was wanted by the Baltimore City Police Department.  As the trooper ordered Williams to exit the vehicle, Williams resisted and fled in the vehicle into a nearby corn field.   He then ran from the car.

Police established a perimeter and a K9 track led officers to the area of Maplewood Drive where Williams was discovered hiding in the backyard of a residence.  Once discovered, police said Williams continued to flee, and entered an open garage, where he stole a motor vehicle with a small child inside.  Police stopped him immediately, and arrested him.

Williams was taken to the Washington County Detention Center where he was charged with numerous traffic and criminal offenses.  The charges include fleeing and eluding, assault, attempted motor vehicle theft, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia and numerous license/registration violations.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Hagerstown City Police Department assisted with the incident.  The K9 track was conducted by the Hagerstown City Police Department.

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