Brian D. Barnes, 26, of Bowie, Md., barricaded himself in a home while trying to avoid arrest on an attempted murder charge.
A Bowie, Md., man wanted for attempted murder broke the law several times over on Wednesday while apparently trying to avoid arrest.
Authorities wound up arresting 26-year-old Brian Donnell Barnes anyway, after he holed up inside a house for several hours.
The house Barnes chose for his barricade wasn't his own, but the incident did begin at his house around 9 a.m., according to police. Prince George's County police officers and U.S. marshals went to serve Barnes with an arrest warrant for attempted murder at his home in the 8500 block of Chestnut Avenue. Instead of choosing to cooperate, Barnes jumped in his car and sped off, according to authorities.
Barnes got less than half a mile away before his car struck a police cruiser. After that, police said, Barnes ran to a nearby home in the 12900 block of Ninth Street and broke in. An elderly couple inside the house made it out safely, as law enforcement swarmed the house and began trying to get Barnes out.
After several hours of unsuccessfully trying to communicate with Barnes, authorities bombed the house with tear gas. That was also unsuccessful in getting the suspect out, so officers went inside the house. They found Barnes in the basement and arrested him "without incident" around 2 p.m.
Officers served him with the attempted murder warrant. Late Wednesday afternoon, authorities said there will be additional charges.