Man accused of ramming Dorchester sheriff’s patrol vehicles

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Posted 6/7/22

EAST NEW MARKET – A 24-year-old man is in custody following a lengthy chase in North Dorchester.

On May 31, a deputy from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area …

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Man accused of ramming Dorchester sheriff’s patrol vehicles

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EAST NEW MARKET – A 24-year-old man is in custody following a lengthy chase in North Dorchester.

On May 31, a deputy from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 4077 Hawkeye Road, East New Market, for a reported breaking and entering and theft in progress. When the responding deputy approached the scene, the suspect, while fleeing, drove his vehicle at the victim and the deputy.

The deputy called for assistance and a chase took place through a large area in the northern part of Dorchester County. 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 pursuit intervention technique maneuver and spun the suspect off the road.

The PIT involves the pursuing vehicle to bump one of the rear corners of the fleeing vehicle, causing a loss of control and the vehicle to leave the road.

The suspect, a resident of 739 Pine St., Cambridge, was found to be wanted on seven outstanding arrest warrants.

McKinley Samuel Potter was additionally charged with numerous traffic charges and two counts of fourth-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, three counts of malicious destruction of property over $1,000, two counts of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was ordered held without bond. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.

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