Officer Injured During Pursuit of Man Caught with Drugs in Glen Burnie

An Anne Arundel County Police officer was injured while pursuing a suspect who had been allegedly found in possession of drugs. 

On May 9, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Crain Highway near 8th Avenue for a report of a male subject wandering into traffic, an police department press release said.  "Officers located a male who matched the physical description given. During the encounter, the male gave consent for officers to search him," officials stated in the release. "During the search, officers located a clear baggie with suspected cocaine. The suspect then pulled away from officers and attempted to flee on foot."

After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody. During the foot pursuit, an officer suffered a minor injury, officials said. 

Authorities say officers recovered approximately 12.25 grams of suspected crack cocaine, approximately 2.96 grams of suspected heroin, and 3.5 pills of suspected Xanax. 

The suspect was arrested, charged accordingly and identified as: 
Joshua Raymont Ransome (shown in first photo)
Glen Burnie, Maryland