On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m. deputies noticed a white Chevrolet van quickly entering and leaving several parking lots in the Dunkirk area.  Deputies followed the van and observed several traffic violations.  The vehicle was stopped in the area of Md. 260 and Brickhouse Road.  However, prior to being contacted by the deputies the driver of the vehicle sped from the scene fleeing from the deputies.  The vehicle continued to travel eastbound on Md. Route 260 with deputies in pursuit.  During the chase the driver of the van attempted several times to ram the pursuing deputies.  The pursuit continued back to Md. 4 and continued northbound.  Fearing the van was approaching a more populated area deputies utilized an immobilization technique and safely forced the vehicle from the roadway in the area of Ritchie Marlboro Road.  The driver was located hiding in the rear of the van behind an adult female and two juvenile passengers.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Derwin Scott Sr., a 50 year old male of Sunderland, was taken into custody and charged with several counts of 1st degree assault, possession of crack cocaine, possession of CDS paraphernalia, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, neglect of a child and numerous traffic violations.  An adult passenger in the vehicle, Shellena Middleton, a 36 year old female from Great Mills, was charged with possession of cocaine.  All parties were checked by Emergency Medical Services as a precaution.  Sheriff Evans stated, “These deputies used outstanding tactics and training to get a dangerous driver off the roads of Calvert County.” 

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