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Break-In Suspect Rammed Police Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing

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EAST NEW MARKET, MD – Police in East New Market investigating a break-in at residents on Hawkeye Road were rammed by a fleeing suspect on Tuesday.

“When the responding deputy approached the scene the suspect, while fleeing the scene drove his vehicle at the victim and the deputy,” police said. “The deputy called for assistance and a chase took place through a large area in the northern part of Dorchester County.”

According to authorities, during the chase the suspect intentionally rammed three Sheriff’s patrol vehicles.

“The chase ended on Rt.392 near the intersection of Cokesbury Road when a deputy performed a pit maneuver and spun the suspect off of the road,” police said. “The suspect 24-year-old McKinley Samuel Potter of 739 Pine Street, Cambridge, was found to be wanted on 7 outstanding Arrest Warrants and was additionally charged with numerous traffic charges and 2 counts of Fourth Degree Burglary, Second Degree Burglary, 3 counts of Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,000.00,2 counts of Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment.”


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He was ordered Held without bond. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.