Judge declares mistrial for man charged with assaulting officer in Hagerstown

Maryland

A judge declared a hung jury for a man charged with first- and second-degree assault of an officer in Hagerstown on September 12. 

The judge declared a mistrial in the case of Melsun Perry of Landover because the jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict. Target employees reported Perry after telling police he bought electronic devices, then returned the box with contents of equal weight including cans of tuna. 

Back in January, Perry ran when police tried to bust him at the Target on Cole Road in Hagerstown. During his attempted escape, police say he drove his car into the travel portion where one of the responding officers was standing.

Authorities say Perry continued his attempted escape, hitting the police vehicle and another one. After two days of deliberating, court officials say the case is still open.

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