Georgetown: Camden man arrested after ramming police car during pursuit

GEORGETOWN – Town of Georgetown police on Tuesday arrested a Camden, Del., man they say resisted arrest and rammed a police cruiser during a vehicle pursuit.

Shaybren Evans, 24, faces charges of resisting arrest, disregarding a police officer signal, aggressive driving and malicious mischief by a motor vehicle in addition to other moving traffic violations, Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin said.

The incident occurred June 27 when a Georgetown policeman on patrol observed an operator of a vehicle in violation of the seat belt law.

Shaybren Evans

The officer engaged emergency equipment but the operator failed to stop. The driver, later identified as Evans, continued to disregard the officer while driving along several streets in Georgetown before he pulled into the parking lot of Dunbarton Apartments.

Before exiting the vehicle, Evans placed the vehicle in reverse to purposefully collide with the police patrol vehicle, Det. Melvin said. Evans then fled on foot; Georgetown Police deployed a taser and successfully took custody him into custody.

The impact caused minor damage to the police cruiser’s front bumper, Det. Melvin said.

Police further discovered Evans was also a fugitive out of Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 for several capias and had absconded from house arrest.

Evans was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Lieu of $5,206 secured bond.

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