Police: Man facing multiple charges after trying to fight officers during Somerset Co. traffic stop

Warren Brewster Ward of Crisfield  (Courtesy of Crisfield PD)

A Somerset County man is in custody after police say he tried to fight police officers during a traffic stop.

The Crisfield Police Department says on Wednesday, around 10:00 PM, they pulled over a maroon 2016 Ford Fusion on Cove Street exiting Charlotte Avenue from the Crisfield Housing Authority. Police say the vehicle had made several traffic violations prior to the stop. Law enforcement reports that an officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as they approached the vehicle.  

Authorities report that they then saw "a greenish brown bag of vegetable matter" in the console of the vehicle in plain view. The occupant, who was later identified by police as Warren Brewster Ward of Crisfield, was then reportedly asked to exit the vehicle, turn around, and place his hands on the vehicle. According to the report, Ward also known as Skipper did not comply and took a fighting stance against the officer with clenched fists. Crisfield PD reports that as the officer attempted to turn Ward around, the suspect fought the officer. Police say a back-up officer arrived on the scene and the individual resisted arrest. 

Officers say they fought the suspect and forcibly placed him under arrest. According to authorities, a search resulted in the discovery of approximately 15-20 pieces of crack cocaine in the suspect's left pocket. Police say the result of the search was indicative of narcotics sales/ distribution.

Ward was charged with cds possession, cds possession with intent to distribute, cds possession of paraphernalia, assault 2nd degree, resisting arrest , disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order, and various traffic charges.

He iis being held without bond in the Somerset County Detention Center. 

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