A New Bedford
man has been arrested after leading police on a foot pursuit through the city.
29 - year - old Antwan Marquis Wells is charged with
disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police
Yesterday afternoon around 3:30p.m. officers were sent to
Cottage and Willis St.
in New Bedford
regarding a male on a porch brandishing a firearm. While officers were
investigating the area, they entered the house at 434 Cottage St.
Wells was in the apartment and he fit the description of the
suspect. When officers questioned him he became evasive and gave them several
different names. During this time, the suspect began to fight with police and
then quickly fled the apartment, leading to a foot chase through several
neighborhoods. The suspect made it out onto the roof of a garage at 342 Cottage St.
After jumping off the roof, he was immediately taken into
custody. No firearm was recovered, but a black handled knife was found.
Wells led a similar foot chase with the police through the
downtown area on January 18th of this year. He was running on Route
18 attempting to get into vehicles stopped at the lights on Elm St. and even managed to jump into the
bed of a pickup truck while trying to flee the officers. He was wanted for the
theft of laptops from Bristol
Wells is currently located at Rhode Island Hospital
being treated for injuries caused by the jump.