Carjacking Suspect Apprehended in Edgewood

(Bel Air, Md – November 23, 2005) — Harford County Deputy Sheriffs, in cooperation with Aberdeen Proving Ground Police, apprehended a carjacking suspect this morning following a chase in the Joppa and Edgewood areas of Harford County. The carjacking occurred in the parking lot of Magnolia Elementary School located at 901 Trimble Road.

The suspect, from Elkton, Maryland, allegedly forcibly took a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo owned by a faculty member of Magnolia Elementary School. The owner of the vehicle was not injured.

The suspect fled from the school parking lot and drove on to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Edgewood through the Magnolia gate where he was observed by Aberdeen Proving Ground Police who began pursuit of the suspect. The chase continued off the proving ground through the Rt. 24 gate where police officers used stop sticks to slow the vehicle.

During the suspect’s attempt to elude officers, he struck Jersey barriers and an APG Police vehicle. The suspect continued North on Rt. 24 and attempted to negotiate a right turn onto Philadelphia Road when he collided with a pickup truck near the intersection.

The suspect fled from the scene on foot and was pursued by APG Police and Harford County Deputy Sheriffs. Following a brief foot chase, the suspect was apprehended by APG Police Officers and transferred to the custody of Harford County Deputy Sheriffs.

The suspect faces numerous state and federal charges in connection with the carjacking and motor vehicle chase. The investigation is continuing by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Aberdeen Proving Ground Police.

Press Release

November 23, 2005