OCEAN CITY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police arrested a man from Illinois on Wednesday who refused to cooperate with Police after a car chase in Ocean City, Md.
Police used a TASER, a K-9 and rubber bullets in order to arrest Brion Adam Kriss, 23. The vehicle chase started at approximately 10:30 a.m. in Fenwick Island.
Kriss was suspect of having a large knife which he had displayed during a prior incident in Delaware. He lost control of his car and crashed into a utility pole in the area of Jamestown Road on Coastal Highway. Due to the crash, one person had to be rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Kriss then ran away, stole a bicycle and then dived into a marsh. He assaulted several Police Officers as they tried to arrest him.
The Ocean City Police are currently investigating this incident. See below an excerpt that has been released by the Delaware State Police:
The original call was reported at approximately 9:45 a.m. as a hit and run crash in a parking lot of Lighthouse Plaza in Rehoboth (DSP jurisdiction) where an unoccupied parked car was struck. The suspect vehicle fled the parking lot and a general bulletin (GB) was put out including the tag information. Within a half hour, another GB was put out on the same vehicle driving recklessly southbound, north of Bethany. South Bethany PD was alerted to the information and searched from their jurisdiction south to Fenwick Island. As the officer from S. Bethany was sitting stationary with the Fenwick Police officer near East Atlantic Street, they were alerted by motorists traveling southbound on SR1 of the GB vehicle and attempted to catch up to the vehicle as it entered into Ocean City, MD. They did not actually catch up to the vehicle until they were in Ocean City's jurisdiction. At this time, OCPD has the unnamed suspect in custody. Charges are pending in Delaware and the investigation is on-going. A formal press release will be sent out once information is gathered from all agencies.
Additional information regarding the Delaware related incidents will be released by Delaware State Police Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier 302-535-3706.