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Wounded detective Ian Preece welcomed back into Anne Arundel County

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 14:59:26-05

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WMAR) — Anne Arundel County Police on Thursday welcomed wounded detective Ian Preece back into town.

Preece and Detective Scott Ballard were shot in the line of duty on February 5 after trying to pull over 22-year-old Joseph Willis, who was allegedly driving a murder victim's stolen car.

The incident sparked an overnight manhunt for the suspect.

READ MORE: Community honors, supports wounded Anne Arundel detectives

Police say Preece had been recovering out of state.

In a Facebook post, the department released a video showing an entire motorcade escorting Preece back into Anne Arundel County.