George E. Poore of Marshyhope Road was arrested Nov. 4.

A Kent County man, identified as George E. Poore, 37, allegedly fought with a Harrington police officer during an arrest, ripping the officer’s uniform in the process.

The incident took place Friday, Nov. 4 in the parking lot of the Midway Shopping Center, department spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said.

Officers were called to the Royal Farms store on the Milford-Harrington highway to investigate a report of a suspicious person when they spotted Poore and tried to make contact, Brode said. Poore ran across Route 13, but officers caught up with him in the Midway parking lot and tried to take him into custody. Instead, Poore fought with police, resulting in damage to an officer’s uniform.

The officer was not hurt, Brode said.

A search turned up 18 bags of heroin totaling 0.126 grams and 0.1 gram of cocaine in Poore’s clothing, he added.

While officers were trying to put him in a patrol vehicle, however, Poore continued to fight, resulting in damage to the vehicle.

He was taken to the Bayhealth Hospital-Milford Campus for treatment of minor facial injured, then taken to the Harrington police headquarters where he was charged with resisting arrest with force, two counts of possessing or consuming a controlled substance, criminal mischief under $1,000 and disorderly conduct.

Poore also had several active capiases out of several different courts.

He was given a $2,500 unsecured bond for the criminal charges but was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $13,600 secured bond for the capias, Brode said.