UPDATED: Police Arrest Suspect in Multi-State Chase that Started in Ocean City – in Virginia

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UPDATED – 6:20pm – The man who led Police from Maryland and Delaware on a chase from Ocean City to Perryville, Maryland in a reportedly stolen vehicle – has been arrested in Virginia!  Members of the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team and the U-S Marshals Service arrested 29 year old William Galvin of Hughesville, MD around 5:30pm at a trailer in Front Royal, VA.  Galvin is charged with 1st and 2nd degree assault on a law enforcement officer after he drove a stolen vehicle at a Perryville Police officer around 2am Friday.  He will be held in Virginia pending extradition back to Maryland. 


Police were led on a multi-state pursuit Friday morning around 1:45 after police spotted a vehicle reported stolen from Charles County in Ocean City.  Police chased the vehicle from Ocean City into Delaware and back into Maryland in Cecil County.  In Perryville the suspect began driving down the railroad tracks – then turned around and drove toward Perryville officers who were on foot – with at least one officer firing shots at the vehicle.  It’s believed the suspect ran off on foot into a wooded area.  Police from numerous agencies continue to search for the suspect.  Maryland State Police are investigating the shooting at the request of Perryville Police.