Harrington Police Chase Ends In Maryland Town


Harrington – A Dover man who led Harrington Police Officers on a vehicle chase into Maryland has been arrested, according to Public Information Officer Captain Earl K. Brode.

Jermaine K. McCove

Brode said that on Monday March 6, 2017 at 4:33 pm an officer on patrol attempted to stop a vehicle on Commerce Street for a traffic violation.

When the officer activated his emergency lights and sirens the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and began traveling westbound on Vernon Road at a high rate of speed and was driving in a reckless manner, said Brode.

Harrington Police Officers continued to pursue eventually crossing into the Maryland the town of Greensboro, according to Brode. Harrington Police, with the assistance of Caroline County Sheriff Deputies (Maryland), were able to get the vehicle stopped while in the town of Greensboro.

Police then took the driver, identified as Jermaine K. McCove 38, of Dover into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle revealed small amount of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, said Brode.

The Caroline County Sherriff’s Office took custody of Mr. McCove and charged him with the drug charges and held him in the Caroline County Jail awaiting extradition to Delaware. After being released from Jail in Maryland McCove turned himself into the Harrington Police Department on March 10th.

He was processed and charged with Disregarding a Police Officer Signal, driving while suspended or revoked, aggressive driving, four counts of failure to signal turn, four counts of failure to stop at stop sign, two counts of driving at unreasonable speed, three counts of failed to remain in a single lane, improper lane change and following a motor vehicle two closely.

In addition to the traffic charges McCove also had an active capias out of Kent County Court of Common Pleas. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released on $3,642 unsecured bond.

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