UPDATE 9/6/2019 8:00 p.m- (FRONT ROYAL, VA) – The suspect who drove a stolen vehicle at a police officer attempting to arrest him in Cecil County early today has been arrested in Virginia.
The suspect is identified as William H. Galvin, Jr., 29, of Hughesville, Md. He was arrested at a trailer in Front Royal, Va., shortly after 5:30 p.m. today by members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the U.S. Marshals Service. He is being charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer.
Galvin was wanted for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle directly at a Perryville Police Department officer at about 2:00 a.m. today, as the officer and other law enforcement personnel were attempting to arrest him following a multi-state pursuit. He will be held in Virginia pending extradition back to Maryland.
The suspect is still at large and may be armed in the Perryville,MD area
News Release, Maryland State Police
(PERRYVILLE, MD) – Maryland State Police and allied law enforcement agencies are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a report of a stolen vehicle who led police on a multi-state pursuit this morning.
At approximately 1:45 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police North East Barrack began pursuing on MD 222 a vehicle reported stolen from Charles County. According to investigators, the initial pursuit began with police in Ocean City, Maryland and continued through Delaware before entering back into Maryland in Cecil County.
As the suspect entered Perryville, Maryland, he began to drive down the CSX railroad tracks. Perryville Police Department officers pursued the suspect down the tracks. The suspect vehicle eventually stopped and turned around and then drove toward the Perryville officers, who were then on foot. At least one Perryville officer fired multiple rounds at the suspect vehicle. It was unknown if the suspect was struck. No one else was injured as a result of the shooting.
Investigators believe the suspect bailed out of the vehicle and ran into a wooded area by the tracks. A perimeter was set up by troopers from the North East and JFK barracks as well as Perryville police. Members of the Maryland State Police STATE team and K9 Unit also participated in the search effort.
The suspect remains at large and may be armed. Maryland State Police, along with the Perryville Police Department, CSX police and the Delaware State Police are continuing in the search effort. Police throughout the region have been notified.
Maryland State Police homicide detectives will be investigating the shooting by the Perryville police officer per request of their department.
The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.
To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II