North Smithfield police officer suffers broken wrist in scuffle with suspect

North Smithfield Police Officer suffers broken wrist in scuffle with suspect.

A North Smithfield police officer suffered a broken wrist Saturday night while trying to apprehend a fleeing suspect from a motor vehicle stop.

Police said they received calls from residents on Pound Hill Road just before 9 p.m. Saturday stating that there was a suspicious vehicle operating up and down the roadway and entering in and out of driveways.

Upon arrival, officers identified the suspect vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop.

The operator of the vehicle gave police a false name to officers. The officers were able to locate the correct name of the suspect, identified as Anthony Wilding of Pawtucket, who had three warrants out for him.

Police said Wilding resisted arrest and fled on foot. A brief foot pursuit began, but officers were able to get him in custody but not before he fought with officers, resulting with one officer suffering a broken wrist.

Wilding was charged with felony assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer in the execution of duty, disorderly conduct and operating with a suspended license.

Wilding was held at the ACI pending a court appearance on Monday.

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