Three officers slightly injured during struggle

Walter S. Ross

MILFORD — Three Milford police officers suffered minor injuries after contacting a wanted 42-year-old Milford man on June 20, authorities said Monday.

According to spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten, Walter S. Ross was located in the 200 block of Northeast Front Street in the area of the Riverwalk Shopping Center at approximately 11:53 p.m. After initially seeing Mr. Ross the officer lost sight of him, police said.

The officer then continued to monitor the area as it was known Mr. Ross was wanted by Delaware Probation and Parole. Mr. Ross was eventually located hiding next to a nearby building. Mr. Ross allegedly failed to obey officers commands as they attempted to take him into custody, police said. After a brief struggle Mr. Ross was eventually taken into custody, authorities said.

Mr. Ross allegedly continued to be combative while in custody and attempted to harm himself while being transported in the police vehicle to the Justice of the Peace Court 3. The officer stopped in the area of U.S. 113 and Del. 16 in Ellendale and had Mr. Ross evaluated by staff from the Ellendale Fire Company, police said. Mr. Ross was transported to Bayhealth in Milford by Ellendale VFC staff, where he was treated and turned over to Delaware Probation and Parole.

Mr. Ross was charged with resisting arrest in addition to being wanted for violation of probation. He was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna on a $30,000 cash bail.

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