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Police Log

June 16, 2014

Police file warrant on man in hospital - 06/17

— CUMBERLAND — Cumberland Police have an arrest warrant on file for Rodricus Marquees Wilkes, 26, Altamont Terrace, for drug charges.

Wilkes is hospitalized after he was injured during his arrest June 11. Police responded to a call from a citizen about a possible drug deal taking place on Charles Street around 9:10 p.m. Wilkes was inside a vehicle and allegedly attempted to hide a baggie under his leg when police arrived.

Police said Wilkes refused to step out of the vehicle and started to reach under the front seat. The officer pulled him from the vehicle. Wilkes allegedly pushed the officer, broke free and ran. The officer deployed his Taser and Wilkes fell to the ground, striking his head on the sidewalk, police said. The officer called for an ambulance and secured the scene.

Wilkes allegedly had 19 capsules of suspected heroin in his hand. A small amount of suspected marijuana was located in the vehicle once it was searched.

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