Police Pursue 3 Vehicles in Charles; One Driver Apprehended - Southern Maryland Headline News

Police Pursue 3 Vehicles in Charles; One Driver Apprehended


Occupants of two vehicles bail, one car escapes, one driver arrested, at least one vehicle was stolen

On July 3 at 1:33 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers observed three vehicles traveling erratically in the southbound lanes of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. Officer Shepard attempted to stop all three vehicles but the drivers refused to stop. Sheriff’s officers, with assistance from the Maryland State Police, pursued the vehicles north on Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road, until they reached a dead-end.

Maryland State Police troopers deployed stopsticks, but the vehicles continued to flee traveling south on Marshall Hall Road where one of the vehicles, a Jeep Cherokee, became disabled and was left on the side of the roadway in the 2700 block of Marshall Hall Road. All occupants of the Jeep fled on foot, officers checked the area and were unable to locate them.

The second vehicle, a Dodge Durango, continued fleeing and was driving north in the southbound lanes of Indian Head Highway, when it became disabled just north of Camp Hedges Place in Bryans Road. The occupants of the Durango fled on foot. Officers were able to locate the driver of the Durango a short time later in the 7300 block of Judi Drive in Bryans Road.

Officers were unable to locate the third vehicle, a Ford Crown Victoria. Investigation revealed the driver of the Durango was a 15-year-old boy from Washington, D.C. He was arrested and charged with numerous traffic violations and motor vehicle theft.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-743-2222. Officer R. Shepard is investigating.

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