PARSONSFIELD – A Parsonsfield man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly led police on a short car chase and approached an officer while wielding a baseball bat.

Jeffrey Perry, 30, was arrested on a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and summonsed for eluding a police officer after he refused to stop for a York County Sheriff’s deputy who was investigating a domestic violence complaint, according to police.

Police first had contact with Perry this week when Deputy Tom Searway was called to Parsonsfield on Tuesday to take a report of criminal mischief to a motor vehicle. Perry was upset because somebody had broken the rear window of his car and wanted police to arrest the person he suspected of doing it, police said.

During his investigation, Searway found Perry had allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and asked other law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for Perry, who could not be located on Tuesday, police said.

The following morning, Searway saw Perry leave his home around 7:15 a.m. and tried to stop the car. Perry refused to stop and sped down Route 25 and onto Wadleigh Street before he abruptly stopped his car, got out and approached the deputy with a baseball bat, police said.

Police said Perry then got back in his car and tried to elude Searway a second time before again getting out of his car. He was taken into custody without further incident, according to police.

Perry was also charged with domestic violence assault and failure to submit to arrest or detention. He posted $1,000 bail and was released from custody Thursday morning. He is not allowed contact with his girlfriend and is expected to appear in York County Superior Court on Aug. 14.

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