At 10:23 p.m. Aug. 30, Charles County Sheriff’s Sgt. J. Harmon observed a suspicious green Chevrolet Blazer in the back of Burlington Coat Factory located at 3586 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

When Sgt. Harmon approached the Blazer, the driver sped away. Sgt. Harmon pursued the suspect on Route 925 toward Smallwood Drive.

Officer J. Foster responded and the suspect ran into his vehicle, causing the suspect to lose control of the Blazer and collide with a telephone pole.

The vehicle continued into the yard of a residence in the 3500 block of Old Washington Road and didn’t stop until it struck a tree.

The suspect, Melvin Anthony Fenwick, 35, of Waldorf, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Civista Medical Center where he was treated.

Fenwick was arrested at the hospital and charged with assault on a police officer, first- and second-degree assault, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, driving on a suspended license, driving an unregistered motor vehicle on the roadway, displaying tags issued to another person, driving on a revoked license, eluding, negligent driving and reckless driving.

He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer Foster’s car endured minor damages and there were no other injuries.