ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) - A man wanted by police on two separate warrants escaped their custody, and knocked over three small children in the process.
Annapolis Police say Akeem Christopher Young is wanted to two warrants, one for destruction of property, theft and car theft, the other for violating his probation. Young had been out of jail on bail for a drug charge, but that bail was revoked on June 18.
Officers caught up with Young last Tuesday in an apartment bedroom in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive. Young was found in bed and ordered to get up, but he refused.
Upon his refusal, he and the two arresting police officers struggled. One officer grabbed Young around the waist in an attempt to put him on the floor, but Young backed up and slammed the officer into a wall, causing him to lose his grip and balance and fall to the floor.
The second officer had one of Young's arms and was trying to cuff him when Young pushed the first officer into her, causing her to also hit the wall.
Young ran from the bedroom. As Young was running from the house, he ran over three children, knocking them to the floor.
The officers ran after Young, but lost him behind the apartment complex.
Young is now facing charges of resisting arrest and 5 counts of assault, two on the officers and one each for the children he knocked down.
The search for Young is still ongoing. Anyone with any information on Akeem Young's whereabouts is asked to call Annapolis Police.
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