A 45-year-old Capitol Heights man threatened and fought with Frederick police during his arrest Wednesday afternoon for trespassing, according to court documents. Police later determined he also had crack cocaine.

Duane David Mason, of the 7200 block of Hylton Street, was caught trespassing by police at a property with a posted no trespassing sign in the 400 block of West South Street sometime around 6 p.m., according to the documents.

Mason became combative after officers told him he was under arrest, shoving one officer who tried to place him in handcuffs and attempting to flee before being tackled and subdued. As the struggle continued on the ground, Mason threatened to kill the officers, the documents state.

After his arrest, police found three crack rocks, as well as seven rocks of what they suspected was fake or counterfeit crack cocaine in a separate baggie, according to the documents. Mason later told the officers that several of the rocks were "fake crack," according to the documents.

In total, Mason was charged with trespassing on posted property, resisting arrest, second-degree assault and five counts related to drug possession, including possession with the intent to distribute, possession of fake drugs with the intent to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school property, as Mason was arrested within 820 feet of Lincoln Elementary School, according to charging documents and an online search of court records Thursday.

Mason was denied bail during a bail review hearing held in Frederick County District Court on Thursday and remained in the county's adult detention center awaiting his next scheduled court appearance. 

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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