First Squad Detectives report the arrest of a Hempstead man for an incident that occurred on September 5, 2023, at 7:16 pm in Baldwin.According to Detectives, Community Oriented Police Enforcement (COPE) observed a 2019 Mercedes Benz with heavily tinted windows exiting the parking lot of 1000 Sunrise Highway. Officers conducted a Vehicle and Traffic Law Stop in front of the location. Officers approached and observed the operator, Deric Spencer, 27, of 40 Evans Avenue, reach into his waistband, ignoring multiple verbal commands from the Officers. Spencer attempted to flee the scene and accelerated his vehicle while in reverse, striking the front end of a marked police vehicle. Spencer then exited the vehicle and began to flee. As Officers attempted to place Spencer under arrest he continued to violently resist, eventually police were able to secure the defendant and place him into custody. As a result of the defendant actively resisting arrest, an officer sustained injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Subsequent to the investigation, Defendant Deric Spencer was found to be in possession of approximately 138 assorted Oxycodone pills and ten clear bags containing Marijuana. Additionally, the defendant’s six-year-old daughter was in the vehicle and was released into the custody of a family member.Defendant Spencer is charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and multiple VTL violations. He was arraigned on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.