Police: Man Arrested In Maryland After Fleeing From Delaware Trooper

Jordan M. Wright

Greenwood – Delaware State Police have arrested a Bridgeville man after he led troopers on a vehicle pursuit late last night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said the incident began at approximately 10:46 p.m., on Saturday, August 27, as a Delaware State Trooper was on routine patrol in the area of US 13 (Sussex Highway) and Adams Road. It was at this time that the trooper observed a GMC Envoy traveling on southbound Sussex Highway in a northbound direction, acccording to Hale.

As the Envoy came to within approximately 30′ of the trooper’s marked patrol vehicle, the operator swerved to the right in order to avoid a collision. The trooper then activated the emergency lights on his patrol vehicle and upon doing so, the operator of the Envoy made a U-turn and fled from him, said Hale. The operator of the Envoy, later identified as Jordan M. Wright, 27, then led troopers on a 20 minute pursuit which was terminated after Wright entered Maryland on Turner Road. There were no injuries during the pursuit.

A short time later, troopers were contacted and advised that the Maryland State Police had located Jordan Wright’s GMC abandoned on Handy Road in the area of White Road, Federalsburg. Delaware State Police responded to the vehicle and as they were in the area, they observed a male subject walking in an eastbound direction on Federalsburg Road. They then made contact with him and learned that he had been the operator of the Envoy, Jordan Wright, said Hale.

Wright was taken into custody and transported to Troop 5 where he was subsequently arrested and charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Resisting Arrest with Violence, Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal, and numerous traffic offenses. He was arraigned at JP Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $26,625.00 secured bail.

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