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Man Arrested on Burglary Charges After Md. Police Chase

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BISHOPVILLE, Md.- A high-speed police chase in Worcester County has led to the arrest of a Selbyville, Del., man on burglary and related charges.

According to the Worcester County Sheriff's Office, at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, a deputy was on foot patrol in the Holiday Harbor area of Bishopville as a proactive law enforcement effort to put a quick end to recent burglaries.

According to the deputy, a burglary was in progress of a shed behind a home on Nora Lane. Police said a male suspect ran to his vehicle and began to flee by driving at a high rate of speed on Dixie Drive and Saint Martin’s Neck Road.

The deputy returned to the patrol vehicle and pursued the suspect. According to police, the suspect's vehicle reached speeds of 90 miles per hour in the short distance on Saint Martin’s Neck Road before turning on Mumford Road.

When the deputy stopped the vehicle, the operator was identified as Tevin Nathaniel Smith, 23, of Selbyville, Del. It was later learned that there was a female passenger and her toddler in the vehicle at the time Smith fled, officials said.

According to deputies, the search of the vehicle yielded several pairs of bolt cutters used to cut locks as well as other common tools used to burglarize buildings. Smith and the female were taken to the Sheriff's Office while a family member took custody of the child. 

 Smith was able to be linked to several other burglaries from May 31, police said.

Smith was charged with one count ount each of second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary and possessing burglary tools for the incident from Nora Lane.  In addition, Smith’s Delaware driver’s license was suspended and he was issued numerous traffic citations in relation to the pursuit, investigators said.

Smith was ordered held in the Worcester County Jail on $100,000.00 bond.  The investigation will continue and additional charges are pending Smith, deputies said.

Anyone with information, or who believes their building may have been burglarized  is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (410) 632-1111.

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