SWAT team called
An Easton man is behind bars after Easton police called in its SWAT team to remove him from an apartment on South Washington Street.
— An Easton man is behind bars after multiple alleged instances of threatening a woman with a gun.
Police identified the man as Perry M. Bailey III, 23, who was arrested Thursday, July 6, after Easton police called in its SWAT team to remove him from an apartment on the 40 block of South Washington Street, according to court records.
According to court documents, the woman told police Bailey broke into her apartment on the 40 block of South Washington Street on the night of July 4, and as she was about to fall asleep, he pressed the barrel of a handgun against her head and told her she was his property and not to move or he would kill her. According to court documents, the woman told police Bailey is her ex-boyfriend.
The following day, on July 5, Bailey followed the woman as she was walking in town, believing she was going to see another man and showing her the handgun he had tucked in his waistband, according to court documents.
As the woman was walking to work on Thursday, Bailey again followed her in the same fashion as the day before, according to court documents. Once the woman got to work, she had her employer call the police.
Police met with the woman about 9 a.m. Thursday and learned Bailey was at the apartment on South Washington Street.
According to court documents, police tried multiple times to have Bailey come to the door, with no response, and neighbors said he was in the residence. The Easton Police Department’s SWAT team was activated, and negotiators were called to the scene as officers closed South Washington Street between Port Street and Glenwood Avenue, according to court documents.
A short time later, Bailey came to the door and he was arrested, police said.
Bailey is charged with home invasion; first- and second-degree assault; first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary; false imprisonment; reckless endangerment; handgun on person; and firearm use in a violent crime.
As of Friday, July 7, Bailey was being held at the Talbot County Detention Center without bond.
Easton police cruisers are outside an apartment on South Washington Street after an incident on Thursday, July 6, involving the department’s SWAT team and an Easton man being investigated for pressing a handgun to a woman’s head.