GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Police in Anne Arundel county released information Saturday after an arrest made on October 19 went viral on social media.
According to the Anne Arundel County Police Department, officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Shady Side Road and Deale Churchton Road.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Mild Saturday, With Temps Dropping Sunday
While completing the traffic stop, officers obtained information that the passenger, Antoine Lee Wedington, 23, of Brooklyn, Maryland had two active arrest warrants through Anne Arundel County.
At that time, officers told Wedington of the active warrants and that he was under arrest.
The officers asked him to step out of the vehicle in order to take him into custody. The officers gave numerous verbal requests for Wedington to step out of the vehicle, according to police.READ MORE: Health Officials Urge Vaccination & Boosters As COVID-19 Rate Rises, Omicron Arrives In Maryland
Police said, despite the officers’ efforts, Wedington refused to step out of the vehicle.
According to police, the officers gave multiple opportunities for Wedington to step out of the vehicle willingly.
Police said, as a result of Wedington refusing to step out of the vehicle, he was physically removed and placed under arrest.
Wedington was taken to the Anne Arundel County Detention Center for processing. He was charged with resisting arrest and served with the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Bench Warrant.MORE NEWS: Maryland Has Three Confirmed Cases Of The Omicron Variant Of COVID-19, Hogan Says
He made no complaint of injury during the course of the arrest, police said.