Hughesville Man Arrested After Driving Stolen Truck in Multi-State High Speed Police Chase

September 8, 2019
William H. Galvin, Jr., 29, of Hughesville

William H. Galvin, Jr., 29, of Hughesville

The suspect who drove a stolen vehicle at a police officer attempting to arrest him in Cecil County on Friday, September 6, 2019, has been arrested in Virginia.

The suspect is identified as William H. Galvin, Jr., 29, of Hughesville.

He was arrested at a trailer owned by his mother in Front Royal, Va., shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, by members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Galvin is charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and second degree assault on a law enforcement officer.

Galvin was wanted for driving a stolen vehicle directly at a Perryville Police Department officer at about 2:00 a.m. Friday, as the officer and other law enforcement personnel were attempting to arrest him following a multi-state pursuit.

He will be held in Virginia pending extradition back to Maryland.


9/6/2019: Maryland State Police and allied law enforcement agencies are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a report of a stolen vehicle who led police on a multi-state pursuit this morning.

On Friday, September 6, 2019, at approximately 1:45 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police North East Barrack began pursuing a vehicle on MD 222 that was reported stolen from Charles County.

According to investigators, the initial pursuit began with police in Ocean City, Maryland and continued through Delaware before entering back into Maryland in Cecil County.

As the suspect entered Perryville, Maryland, he began to drive down the CSX railroad tracks. Perryville Police Department officers pursued the suspect down the tracks. The suspect vehicle eventually stopped and turned around and then drove toward the Perryville officers, who were then on foot. At least one Perryville officer fired multiple rounds at the suspect vehicle. It was unknown if the suspect was struck. No one else was injured as a result of the shooting.

Investigators believe the suspect bailed out of the vehicle and ran into a wooded area by the tracks. A perimeter was set up by troopers from the North East and JFK barracks as well as Perryville police. Members of the Maryland State Police STATE team and K9 Unit also participated in the search effort.

The suspect remains at large and may be armed. Maryland State Police, along with the Perryville Police Department, CSX police and the Delaware State Police are continuing in the search effort. Police throughout the region have been notified.

Maryland State Police homicide detectives will be investigating the shooting by the Perryville police officer per request of their department.


William H. Galvin, Jr., 29, of Hughesville

William H. Galvin, Jr., 29, of Hughesville

50 Responses to Hughesville Man Arrested After Driving Stolen Truck in Multi-State High Speed Police Chase

  1. Lou Man on September 6, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    why did they have to shoot?

    • Hank Voight on September 6, 2019 at 2:47 pm

      BECUASE HE IS A CRIMINAL….THATS WHY

      • Ta'sean on September 9, 2019 at 6:41 am

        Multiple LEO teams needed to get this guy? You could have sent one VA State Trooper and he’d have hog tied this cracker. Maryland cops are soft.

        • Ha. OK. on September 10, 2019 at 7:36 am

          Really. Say’s Ta’sean.

          Not even worth rebuttal.

        • Queen of the Iron Throne on September 10, 2019 at 9:02 am

          You get the award for the most idiotic statement on the internet today.

        • Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 11:31 am

          “Cracker” is a foul, derogatory, racist word only used by mental defectives. Will smnewsnet let us start using the “N” word too so we can descend to your level?

          • I.Love.You.ALL on September 17, 2019 at 9:34 am

            They already do allow it in any manner or form so feel free to join the rest of the racists if that’s what makes you feel fulfilled.

    • Publius on September 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      To kill the guy trying to run them over is my guess.

    • you people on September 9, 2019 at 7:08 am

      now c’mon if he wasn’t white you would be asking why didnt they just kill him…smh you people are crazy in the head.

      • us people on September 10, 2019 at 7:26 am

        Keep your obvious race bait to yourself.

        No one cares.

        But you do have one valid question – Why not just shoot him and be done?

        Indeed. works for me.

    • Anonymous on September 9, 2019 at 7:40 am

      Um, he was driving a vehicle torwards the officers that were on foot. He couldve ran them over!

    • Ted Nugent on September 9, 2019 at 8:18 am

      Too bad they didn’t hit him and end his career as a criminal.

  2. Duhh on September 6, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Well you didn’t give a vehicle description

    • Call it what it is on September 6, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      He’s not in the vehicle any longer.

    • Anonymous on September 6, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      Right!

    • Best Guess on September 6, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      I would guess because he was driving straight at them while they were on foot. That’s the impression I get from the article.

    • MikeInMorganza on September 6, 2019 at 10:05 pm

      Well, seems to me they are looking for the driver and not the car…but they didn’t give a description of the driver either..so…who knows?

      My stalker from the BB Gun thread will be along shortly to troll this.

    • I’m_Me on September 6, 2019 at 10:40 pm

      Why is a vehicle description needed? It says they believe he bailed out of the car and ran into a wooded area by the tracks.

  3. Wiggy on September 9, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Sounds like another POS drain on society.

  4. Flush Him on September 9, 2019 at 7:26 am

    This guy is a turd. Always has been, always will be.

    • Queen of the Iron Throne on September 10, 2019 at 9:04 am

      I think it’s funny that he ran home to his mommy and hid in her trailor! Could he BE any more white trash?

      • Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm

        He didnt run home to his mommy he ran to another family members house the truck was not stolen the owner of the vehicle fessed up our family has been thru alot lately 5 deaths this year i know hes wrong but we all make mistakes he is my cousin he is a great father he made a mistake which he is paying for now

        • Wiggy on September 14, 2019 at 6:34 am

          Here comes the WAAAAAAMBULANCE!!!!!!

        • Idiots Everywhere on September 15, 2019 at 7:34 am

          Made a mistake? He tried to kill police officers you buffoon. I hope this turd gets flushed right down the toilet along with your sorry enabling a$$.

  5. Just Wow on September 9, 2019 at 7:46 am

    A trailer. So fitting. So sterotypical for this thug. His mother raised this trash. He prolly doesn’t even have a pappy in the home. Welfare thug. Shameful. PG is coming to town.

    • Demetrius Brooks on September 10, 2019 at 8:20 am

      This TRAILER TRASH THUG! that southern Maryland is filled of! FILTH SCUM and TAKING UP ALL THE WELFARE AND OUR TAX DOLLARS!!

      • Wiggy on September 12, 2019 at 1:57 am

        Nice try. Criminals are criminals regardless of the color, but your reverse racism is oozing from your pores. Would you like to see a bunch of white folks defending him because of his upbringing or the culture he was raised in? You won’t.

        • Demetrius Brooks on September 12, 2019 at 2:47 pm

          did i say anything about RACE??? GUILTY HUH???? feeling SPICY??

          • Bob on September 14, 2019 at 6:37 am

            I am feeling spicy and I’m tired of you crying racism when someone else makes the comment. Hopefully you’re seeing my point now. Regardless of the color, criminals are are a drain on society but the black community will defend a criminal of color and call anyone a racist who points it out.

  6. Anonymous on September 9, 2019 at 8:08 am

    …put Hugesville on map….should had taken picture of him front of hotel !

  7. Snow Flake on September 9, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Billy was just trying to get to his “Safe Space”, but the cops just wouldn’t leave him alone! Typical!

  8. Anonymous on September 9, 2019 at 9:40 am

    AGAIN THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL.LONG RAP SHEET AND NO REAL PUNISHMENT.JUDGES AND DA’S NEED TO GO NOW.

  9. Don't hesitate on September 9, 2019 at 10:37 am

    This maggot needs to be put down.

    No trial needed.

  10. Anonymous on September 9, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    The gig tough thief went running home to Mommy. There gonna love you in prison boy.

  11. Anonymous on September 9, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Too bad the officer wasn’t a better shot!

  12. Anonymous on September 9, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    They should have erased his @$$. He is nothing but pure trash and deserves to spend the rest of his life in the human landfill called prison. The community will be much better off without him.

  13. Anonymous on September 9, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    That guy looks absolutely mashugana!

  14. Harry Callahan on September 9, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    The picture kinda says it all. The doofus look is pretty common among dumbass criminals. (Cheesy George Michael beard, nice white trash touch).
    Arrested at mommy’s trailer…speaks volumes.

    -Inspector Harry Callahan/badge# 2211

  15. Anonymous on September 9, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Sadly with this individual drugs doesn’t even have to be a factor, he is a criminal at heart, he honestly doesn’t know of any other way of thinking. Hes a pathologic liar, cheat, narcissistic snitch! Jail isnt gonna do anything for him but waste the tax payers money to take care of him, and to make him a smarter criminal when they let him out again! Too bad the cops didnt have a better shot!

  16. Ct on September 9, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    That had to be a long chase. To drive from Ocean City into Delaware, and then to Cecil County, Md meant that he drove almost the entire length of Delaware before going back into Md.

    • Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 7:31 am

      Well mommy had milk and cookies waitin for him so he was refreshed when he got home.

  17. Ralph Clumsey on September 10, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Dude has some driving skills to travel all that distance, with angry law enforcement in the rear view mirror.

    After all this is resolved, and that might take a while, maybe considered putting those driving skills to better use, as a Baltimore City cab driver.

    • Queen of the Iron Throne on September 10, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      Maybe he could drive an ambulance for the Solomons Rescue Squad?

  18. Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    He didnt run home to his mommy he ran to another family members house the truck was not stolen the owner of the vehicle fessed up our family has been thru alot lately 5 deaths this year i know hes wrong but we all make mistakes he is my cousin he is a great father he made a mistake which he is paying for now

  19. Superior on September 10, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    TRAILER PARK TRASH! SCUM! WELFARE HAG! Suthin murlin trash!

    • Anonymous on September 14, 2019 at 6:39 am

      Here’s Dumetrius actin a fool!

    • Anonymous on September 15, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      Yet blacks take up over half of all welfare yet onlymake up a fraction of the population. Dont get me started on crime either.

  20. Mitch on September 11, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Well that’s another trump supporter who won’t be voting next years

    • Anonymous on September 14, 2019 at 6:40 am

      Yes he will if the Dumpocrats have their way. Allowing criminals the ability to vote after being a convicted felon is ridiculous.

      • Anonymous on September 15, 2019 at 7:35 am

        BOOM!