Anne Arundel County police deployed a Taser while subduing a burglary suspect Wednesday afternoon in Linthicum.
Police say they found Timothy Ray Veasey, 48, of Baltimore, inside a Linthicum home after a resident reported a burglary-in-progress. Officers used the taser when the suspect allegedly violently resisted arrest.
Shortly after 2 p.m., police responded to a residence on the 6500 block of Englewood Road for the reported burglary, and a woman told police she heard someone enter her home from the roof. The woman fled the house and called police from her neighbor's house.
The woman said no other residents were inside the home, so police created a perimeter and entered the home.
Police eventually saw Veasey open a lower floor basement door and begin to crawl up the stairs. Officers attempted to detain Veasey, but he allegedly attempted to flee and resisted arrest.
As Veasey became violent, an officer deployed a Taser and eventually officers arrested the suspect.
Police found several items from the home in Veasey's possession, and charged him with burglary, theft and resisting arrest. Detectives are also looking into whether he was involved in additional burglaries in the nearby area.
Veasey refused medical treatment from paramedics at the scene, according to police.
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