(DOVER, DE) – The search for a fugitive wanted for an assault that injured three police officers in Wicomico County one week ago has ended with his arrest in Delaware.

Edwin L. Fletcher, 32, of Salisbury, Md., was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. yeaterday by members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team, in cooperation with Delaware law enforcement. Fletcher was arrested without incident at a home in the 200-block of Dundee Road, Dover, Delaware. At this time his relationship to others at the residence is unknown.

Fletcher will be taken before a Delaware Justice of the Peace for an extradition hearing. It is not known at this time if he will waive extradition.

Fletcher had been sought by police throughout the Lower Shore region since the evening of March 26, 2014, when he fled after ramming a pickup truck into a police car as a multi-jurisdictional team of police officers was attempting to arrest him on a drug felony warrant in Wicomico County. Fletcher drove up onto and over the police car, inside of which were two state troopers and a sheriff’s deputy, all of whom were injured.

Other details concerning the arrest are not currently known. The investigation is continuing.


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