Four officers subdue man arrested on drug charges

January 25, 1996

A Westminster man was arrested on drug charges yesterday after four city police officers subdued him in a Sullivan Avenue apartment.

Harold Lee Brightful Sr., 32, of Charles Street was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and two counts of battery.

Mr. Brightful was being questioned yesterday evening by Westminster police.

According to police, four Westminster detectives were looking for drugs in a Sullivan Avenue apartment about 3:15 p.m. when a 300-pound man attacked the officers and tried to get away.

When the man tried to jump from a third-story window, police called for back-up. Several Westminster officers went to the scene and subdued the man.

Police said two officers were sent to Carroll County General Hospital for X-rays. Police, awaiting X-ray results, declined to comment on their injuries.

Driver in critical condition after car hits utility pole

A Westminster man is in critical but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after driving off the road and hitting a utility pole early yesterday.

Police said Samuel Ruiz Segovia Jr., 19, was driving on Route 496 near Old Manchester Road about 1:30 a.m. when he went off the right side of the road and hit the utility pole. Tfc. George Frazier said no other cars were on the road in that area at the time.

He said he did not know why Mr. Segovia, who lives on Shamrock Circle, drove off the road.

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