Maryland Terrapins running back Wes Brown has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer and theft of under $1,000. Brown was arrested after being considered a “person of interest” in a non-fatal shooting investigation in Baltimore.
Before today, there was no word on why Brown was considered a person of interest. Now, we know why.
According to a report from the Baltimore Sun, Brown was a person of interest after police learned his car “was the vehicle that was involved in the shooting.”
From the Baltimore Sun report:
“Detective Hood told Brown he would like to bring (him) back to his headquarters for questioning about the incident that occurred in Baltimore City,” the statement said. “Brown said ‘Why can’t you question me here?’ ”
Brown said he wanted at least one of his parents to accompany him, but Hood said he was 19-years-old and didn’t need a parent with him, according to the statement, which was filed by University of Maryland police because it was within their jurisdiction.
When Brown refused to go along with the detectives, the officers moved in closer, prompting Brown to say: “What y’all doing?” the statement said.
“Brown then swung his left arm with a closed fist attempting to strike Detective Hood while turning around. Brown then shoved Detective Hood with both hands before fleeing on foot,” the statement said.
Based on the latest information from the report, it doesn’t look good for Brown.
There is no reason to believe that he will be accused of the shooting, but if his vehicle really was involved then he must know a little about what went down in the shooting.
Brown was the Terps’ second-leading rusher just a season ago, but it’s looking more and more like he may not get a chance to return to the football field in Maryland.