A 34-year-old Maryland man was ultimately arrested after attempting to cash a fraudulent check and running from authorities--only to smash headlong into a locked door, Newark Police said Thursday.
According to police, Kevin Dougherty, of Baltimore, went to the Fulton Bank at 281 East Main Street around 4 p.m. on November 27, 2019, and attempted to cash the fraudulent check using identification belonging to someone else.
While dispatched officers were talking to a manager informing them of the situation, police said Dougherty attempted to run, but was met with a locked door, where he injured himself.
Authorities said he was taken into custody without further incident and found to be in possession of a license that was not his, a check in that person's name, and heroin.
He was charged with identity theft, attempted theft, second-degree forgery, criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, and possession of heroin. He was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $6,500 secured bond.