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Maryland State Police News Release

Suspect Wanted For Assault On Perryville Police Officer Captured

(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.

William H. Galvin Jr.