Jeep reported stolen leads to chase on land, water for suspect in Wareham

Apr 16, 2018
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department Michael Carter

A 24-year-old East Wareham man taunted authorities – cursing and yelling “come get me” – as he swam away during a police chase on April 14, according to officials.

Police said the incident started when Officer Calib Larue spotted a blue Jeep in East Wareham’s Shangri-La neighborhood reported stolen that day. Larue stopped the driver, Michael Carter, on Mayflower Lane and attempted to arrest him. Police said Carter then hit Larue’s hand and ran into the woods.

Larue chased Carter to Plymouth Avenue, down Hardy Road and onto the beach at White Island Pond when Carter entered the water and started swimming. Wareham Police Officers Steve Joy and Chris Smith arrived and set up a perimeter under the direction of Sgt. Paul Somers. Police said Carter taunted the officers while swimming.

Department of Natural Resources officials then arrived with a boat and pursued Carter. Department of Natural Resources Officers Michael McGuire and Josh Kimball arrested Carter on the west side of White Island Pond. Carter was then taken to Tobey Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Carter was charged with: use of motor vehicle without authority, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

Carter is being held on $500 bail at the Plymouth House of Correction.

Comments (8)
Posted by: cranky pants | Apr 16, 2018 11:49

Here's a decent story to start the week. To think, he almost swam away too.

Posted by: wtbarber | Apr 16, 2018 13:31

Wow . . . Talk about starving for any kind of attention.  It's not going to be any easier to find employment after pulling this stunt.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Apr 16, 2018 16:13

Same thing happened in Mattapoisett a couple weeks ago, except it was a green Jeep driven by a 24-year old Mattapoisett man.  Back in February it happened in Kingston, except a 24 - year old Kingston woman was driving a white Jeep.


With a big friendly smile, WBTS wants to ask all my friends on here a simple question.  Do things like this really happen everywhere?  That's what some of you tell me.


If the answer is yes,  I will say no more.  If the answer is no, I will say that y’all just gotta lighten up and enjoy this funny stuff for what it is.  If I was given permission to write a fictional article I couldn’t have made this one up.

Posted by: brazz | Apr 16, 2018 20:07

Should have let hypothermia catch him, no need for a boat.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Apr 16, 2018 20:58

$500 Bail.  Until this crap stops incidents like last weeks in Marston Mills will continue to happen. Pretty obvious this gentleman has no respect for law enforcement.

The magnet is heating up.

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Apr 17, 2018 07:39

So glad they apprehended this thug.

Posted by: desertsky | Apr 17, 2018 08:20

what a bonehead! Where did he think he would end up once he hit the drink and started swimming?!! This would have been a fun one to watch from shore...

Posted by: Rosebud | Apr 17, 2018 09:20

This guy literally acted like a child.  In view of the officer who was tragically killed last week, I feel his bail should be a lot higher.  Let’s keep these people locked up!

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