Alien Charged with Vehicle Assault on Cop

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Alien Charged with Vehicle Assault on Cop

St. Leonard, MD - 2/3/2013

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By Calvert County Sheriff's Office

On Feb. 3, at approximately 9:48 a.m., Cpl. Glen Libby of Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was off duty and traveling south on Route 2/4, in St. Leonard, in his marked patrol vehicle. As he approached the intersection of Route 2/4 and Western Shores Boulevard, he observed three vehicles parked on the shoulder that appeared to have been involved in an accident. Libby activated his emergency lights and pulled in the behind the vehicles to offer his assistance. At that time, a man—later identified as Marlon Alexander Arana, 29, attempted to flee the scene of the accident in his red 1996 GEO Prism.

Libby then pulled back out on Route 2/4 to pursue Arana. Suddenly, Arana began to make a U-turn in the intersection of Western Shores Boulevard so Libby stopped his vehicle on Route 2/4 to prevent passing motorists from striking Arana’s vehicle.

Arana then completed his U-turn and deliberately rammed his vehicle head-on into Libby’s vehicle. Libby requested assistance and officers of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police began responding to the scene. Arana’s vehicle and Libby’s vehicle were both disabled and Arana exited his onto southbound Route 2/4.Libby also exited his vehicle and observed Arana expose his genitals and urinate on the roadway.

Corporal Jim Wahlgren arrived on the scene moments later and Arana refused their commands to remove his hands from his pockets and lay down on the ground.

As Corporals Libby and Wahlgren moved closer to Arana, he turned to flee, however, he was quickly subdued and placed under arrest.

Arana was treated for his injuries and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he is being held on charges of first and second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, fleeing and eluding, and various other traffic offenses.

Furthermore, Arana, could face deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Although he possesses a valid Maryland license which lists a Lexington Park address Arana is a citizen of Guatemala and an illegal alien.

Libby was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. He was treated and released.

Wahlgren has assumed the investigation of this case.



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