Dover man charged after leading Harrington Police on chase into Maryland

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Police say a Dover man who fled from a police vehicle and into Maryland last Monday has been charged.

Shortly after 4:30 PM on March 6th, police say an officer attempted to stop 38-year-old Jermaine K. McCove for a traffic violation on Commerce Street. The officer reportedly activated the sirens and emergency lights on a fully marked Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle, but McCove did not pull over and allegedly sped off on westbound Vernon Road.

Harrington Police say the officer pursued McCove and witnessed him driving recklessly at a high rate of speed. McCove crossed into Maryland at Greensboro where deputies with the Caroline County Sheriff's Office stopped McCove's vehicle and took him into custody.

The Caroline County Sheriff's Office says a search of McCove's vehicle, a black Lexus, revealed a small plastic baggie of cocaine and a marijuana cigarette. McCove was charged in Caroline County with several drug and traffic charges and released on an unsecured bond of $2,500.

On Friday McCove turned himself into the Harrington Police Department where he was charged with disregarding a police officer's signal, driving on a suspended or revoked license, aggressive driving, four counts of failure to signal turn, four counts of failure to stop at a stop sign, two counts of driving at an unreasonable speed, three counts of failing to remain in a single lane, improper lane change and following a motor vehicle too closely. He was released on $3,642 unsecured bond, officials said.

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