LAVALE, Md. (WDVM) — An Arkansas man is facing charges following a wild arrest in Allegany County, Maryland.

According to the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, William Jones Jr., of Ward, Arkansas, was taken into custody in LaVale. Deputies told WDVM Jones almost hit a number of vehicles in a Sheetz parking lot.

Deputies say he then gave them a fake name to avoid being arrested. This prompted the deputies to search his vehicle where they found multiple bags of methamphetamine.

While they were trying to transport Jones to the Allegany County Detention Center, deputies say he became violent, freeing himself from restraints and started kicking and headbutting the patrol vehicle. Deputies say when they tried to put him in more restraints for his own safety, Jones attempted to move his body in front of oncoming traffic and began screaming obscenities at motorists traveling on Winchester Road.

Kassidey Washburn, of Greenbrier, Arkansas, who the Sheriff’s Office says was also involved in the incident, was located at a nearby hotel. She was found in possession of methamphetamines and arrested on drug charges.

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Mugshot of Kassidey Washburn. Photo courtesy of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office.

Jones faces a number of charges:

  • Fugitive from justice
  • Parole violation
  • 3rd degree battery
  • Theft
  • Breaking and entering
  • Residential burglary
  • Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
  • Theft of property of an amount worth less than $25,000
  • Theft by receiving an amount worth less than $5,000
  • Theft of property, a firearm
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of cocaine of an amount less than 28 grams
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Identity fraud to avoid prosecution

Jones is currently being held at the Allegany County Detention Center on bond.