Harrington Police have arrested a homeless man, identified as Unique D. Baynard, 20, after he allegedly trespassed on a local property and then tried to run from officers.
The incident took place Aug. 6 in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue, said police spokesman Lt. Earl K. Brode. Baynard, who was prohibited from being on the property, soon was found by the patrol officer in the area of Hanley and Mispillion streets.
When the officer tried to contact Baynard, he allegedly cursed and argued with the officer, then pushed him and ran away. When his Taser weapon proved ineffective, the officer stopped Baynard with a dose of pepper spray; Baynard continued to be uncooperative and to struggle with officers as he was taken into custody, Brode said.
Baynard was charged with first-degree trespass and resisting arrest with force; he also was found to be wanted out of the Kent County Court of Common Please.
Baynard was ordered held at the Sussex Correctional Institute, Georgetown, in default of a $2,500 secured bail and $250 cash bail.
The officer was not injured, Brode said.