Maryland running back Wes Brown was arrested last week on charges of assaulting a police officer and theft of under $1,000, while also being accused of recording police officers using a stolen cell phone without their permission. According to a report from the Baltimore Sun, the arrest occurred after police attempted to bring Brown in for questioning as a “person of interest” related to a non-fatal shooting investigation in Baltimore.
Now, we may know why Brown was considered a person of interest to police.
A probable cause statement obtained via the Sun stated that Brown’s vehicle “was the vehicle that was involved in the shooting.”
According to the report, Brown shoved and attempted to punch Baltimore police detective Bradley Hood when he asked to speak with Brown Wednesday night. Brown then allegedly fled the scene before he was later caught and arrested.
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“Detective Hood told Brown he would like to bring (him) back to his headquarters for questioning about the incident that occurred in Baltimore City,” the statement said. “Brown said ‘Why can’t you question me here?’ ”
Brown said he wanted at least one of his parents to accompany him, but Hood said he was 19-years-old and didn’t need a parent with him, according to the statement, which was filed by University of Maryland police because it was within their jurisdiction.
When Brown refused to go along with the detectives, the officers moved in closer, prompting Brown to say: “What y’all doing?” the statement said.
“Brown then swung his left arm with a closed fist attempting to strike Detective Hood while turning around. Brown then shoved Detective Hood with both hands before fleeing on foot,” the statement said.
The cell phone Brown reportedly used to record his interaction with police was said to be stolen from two Maryland students. “Brown said he wanted it so he could record the police so they couldn’t frame him,” the statement said.
Brown, who was the Terps’ second-leading rusher with 90 carries for 382 yards, has been suspended indefinitely.