A man from Rhode Island who's suspected in a traffic stop that left two police officers injured has been arrested in Maine.

The Rhode Island Suspect Was Arrested by Federal and Maine Authorities.

Tyler Perry, 29, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island was arrested on Thursday, March 14th in the town of Turner, Maine by members of the United States Marshals Service and Maine Violent Offender Task Force. He's charged with two counts of felony assault, reckless driving, possession of narcotics, obstruction, and disorderly conduct.

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The Charges Against a Rhode Island Fugitive Stem From a Violent Traffic Stop.

The charges stem from a traffic stop in Burrillville, Rhode Island on Saturday, February 27th. According to the Valley Breeze, two officers pulled over a Buick sedan for speeding late that night and, while speaking with the driver, learned the vehicle was not registered or insured and that Perry did not have a valid driver's license.

As the vehicle was being hooked up to a tow truck, the officers tried to take Perry into custody. He allegedly fought with the officers as he was putting the vehicle into drive. Police say, as he sped away, he allegedly dragged the two officers for a short distance, injuring them, and nearly hit an oncoming vehicle.

Police Arrested Tyler Perry During a Traffic Stop in Maine.

The U.S. Marshals Office reports officials were able to track the Rhode Island fugitive to New Portland, Maine and arrested him as he rode in a vehicle in Turner. Perry has been charged as a fugitive from justice and will be arraigned in Maine, pending his extradition back to Rhode Island.

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