CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Police say there was a suspicious person chase for a suspect in North Middleton Township, Cumberland County. The suspect is now in custody and turned out to be a fugitive from Maryland.
North Middleton Township Police Department were called to Crestview Drive in Carlisle for a suspicious occupied vehicle. The officer arrived and was in the middle of identifying until the suspect left at a high speed, almost striking a backup officer.
A brief pursuit took place south on Spring Road and into Carlisle where the pursuit was canceled.
The officer then, along with a State Police Trooper, saw the suspect and the car on Enola Road.
In a Facebook post, the Cumberland County Dept. of Public Safety said several agencies are in the area of Enola Road (Route 944) and Waggoners Gap Road (Route 74) in North Middleton Township.
The suspect saw the police and fled on foot through fields. Police then set up a perimeter.
In the next update from Public Safety, they said the suspect was spotted in the 1200 block of Longs Gap Road near North Middleton Road. Police units, including eight cars and one EMS unit, were still operating in the area.
The suspect was tracked with help from residents who reported their sighting. Police and a K-9 Unit went into a wooded area on North Middleton road and found the suspect.
Around 11:45 a.m., the suspect was placed into police custody. Tyliek Spence will be charged with Fleeing, False ID, Resisting Arrest and Reckless Endangering as well as Flight to Avoid Prosecution from a Maryland warrant.
Spence was wanted for an active homicide warrant in Maryland.
He is currently in Cumberland County prison.
Police went on to thank those who help assist with the search and called when they spotted the suspect.
North Middleton was assisted by State Police, Carlisle Police, Middlesex Police and the Air Unit of the State Police.
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