Westminster man held after police are injured

January 26, 1996

A Westminster man who police say fought with city officers who arrested him Wednesday afternoon is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center in lieu of $150,000 full bond.

Harold Lee Brightful Sr., 32, of Charles Street was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, battery and resisting arrest. He faces an additional charge of battery and is being held in lieu of $1,500 bail on that charge.

According to court documents, four Westminster city police officers were searching an apartment on Sullivan Road for drugs when a 300-pound man they recognized said, "I'll show you where the stuff is."

Officers said they told him twice to sit down, but instead, he made a break for the apartment door, knocking down Detective Sgt. Wayne B. Mann.

Police said when they tried to subdue the man, he began hitting the officers, particularly Sergeant Mann and Cpl. Michael A. Augerinos. The man got away and tried to jump out a window, police said.

According to Westminster Police Lt. Dean A. Brewer, Sergeant Mann, who reported for work yesterday, broke his finger, and Corporal Augerinos suffered sprained knee ligaments.

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