WAREHAM — Wareham Police have arrested a man who attempted to elude police, and will soon be charging the men who helped him try to do so.

On Thursday morning, May 3, at about 1:35 a.m., Sgt. Daniel Henderson was on patrol on Marion Road in the area of the Multi-Service Center, when he observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation by the corner of High Street.

Sgt. Henderson turned around and activated his blue lights; however, the vehicle would not pull over. The vehicle sped up, committing multiple violations.

Sgt. Henderson pursued the speeding vehicle to Swifts Beach Road and when the car turned quickly into 8 Swifts Beach Road, a mobile home park. The car pulled along trailer No. 3, and a male exited the vehicle, acting erratically. He was ordered to the ground, refused to comply, and the sergeant could not see his hands. As a result of his actions, a taser was deployed, with no effect, and the man managed to make it into the trailer with the assistance of two males that had been inside.

The two males pulled the suspect into the trailer, and then slammed and locked the door. Sgt. Henderson attempted to gain entry, and the men finally opened the door. However, the suspect fled out of a back door. Other officers arrived at the scene, and Officer Michael Phinney with K-9 Rolf apprehended the suspect in an adjacent wooded area.

The male, Ron E. Goodrich of 8 Swifts Beach Road, No. 3, was arrested and charged with failure to stop for police; speeding; marked lanes violation; disorderly conduct; resisting arrest; operating a motor vehicle after license suspension; and operating an uninsured motor vehicle on a public way.

Police say further charges will be forthcoming for the males who aided Goodrich in the incident.

--Wareham Police

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