An Orchard Park man wanted on felony warrants in Lancaster resisted arrest Saturday night for an hour and a half as he hid from officers at his mother’s home until they pulled him from the trunk of a car when he refused to surrender.
Brian A. Campbell, 43, was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.
Officers arrived about 10:15 p.m. at the home on Quaker Hollow Road where police said he lives with his mother.
Lt. Joseph Ray said they were there to serve the warrants. He would not specify the warrant charges.
He said they looked in a window and saw Campbell in the home, but he refused “numerous orders to surrender.”
Amid the standoff, the Emergency Response Team was activated but was not needed because as the officers searched the property, they heard noise from a car in an attached garage. They opened the trunk and ordered Campbell out, but he refused. They then pulled him out.
“It was dark in the trunk,” Ray said, adding that officers weren’t sure if he had a weapon. “It was a dangerous situation.”