Two AWOL Canadian soldiers who caught in a police manhunt last monthin Crownsville were indicted yesterday on charges of attempting to murder two Maryland troopers.
An Anne Arundel County grand jury handed down identical 15-count indictments against Pvt. Eric William Schumacher, 21, and Pvt. Donald Nelson, 20. Charges against both men include assault with intent to murder, assault with attempt to maim, assault with intent to prevent arrest, possession and use of a handgun and conspiracy.
Police have said Schumacher and Nelson exchanged gunfire with state troopers Kimberly Bowman and Kimberly Brooks, both of the Annapolis barracks, June 6 on U.S. 50 in Davidsonville. Trooper Bowman had stopped the men, who were hitchhiking, and foundthey were wanted by Canadian authorities in the shooting of a Toronto constable.