SWAT team called

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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.

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