East Wareham man facing stolen vehicle, resisting arrest charges

Michael Carter

WAREHAM – Wareham Police report that on Saturday at 12:40 AM. Ofc. Calib Larue was on patrol in the Shangri-La area when he observed a blue Jeep that had been reported stolen earlier in the day.

Ofc. Larue stopped the Jeep on Mayflower Lane and attempted to place Michael Carter, 24, of East Wareham under arrest for operating the vehicle. As he was being placed into custody, Carter struck Ofc. Larue’s hand and fled on foot. Ofc. Larue pursued Carter on foot through the woods and backyards on Mayflower Lane headed toward Plymouth Avenue.

The pursuit continued across Plymouth Avenue, down Hardy Lane onto the beach of White Island Pond where carter entered the water and began swimming away from Ofc. Larue. Officers Steve Joy and Chris Smith arrived to assist and a perimeter was set up under the direction of Sgt. Paul Somers. Carter began taunting the officers by yelling profanities and saying “come and get me.”

The Department of Natural Resources was summoned to the beach and deployed a boat to continue the pursuit of Carter. DNR Officers Michael McGuire and Josh Kimball were able to place Carter in custody on the west side of White Island Pond. Wareham EMS transported Carter to Tobey Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

After his release from the hospital, Carter was transported to Wareham Police headquarters for processing and then taken to the Plymouth House of Correction where he was held on $500 bail. Carter was due to be arraigned in Wareham District Court on Tuesday on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, operating after license suspended, unregistered vehicle, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.
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