Despite an alert throughout 13 states along the Eastern seaboard, two men sought in the serious beating Tuesday night of a Baltimore County police officer remain at large today.
Also sought by Baltimore County police is a beige Chevrolet Monte Carlo bearing dealer license plates 1A47651 that the men escaped in.
Police said the plates were stolen earlier Tuesday from a car owned by an employee of A&B Auto Sales in the 6200 block of Belair Road in the city.
Officer Darryl Chesney, 26, of the Cockeysville District, was attacked by two men on a country road in Freeland and beaten about the head with his own heavy-duty flashlight, police said.
Officer Chesney was unaware the plates were stolen when he stopped the car about 8:25 p.m. on Harris Mill Road near the Pennsylvania line, police said.
The men stole Officer Chesney's service weapon, a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, and drove off toward Pennsylvania in the Monte Carlo, police said.
Several minutes later, a passing motorist found the officer, who was lying halfway out of his police cruiser and bleeding from head wounds.
Officer Chesney, married and a resident of Hampstead in Carroll County, was flown to the Maryland Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he received medical treatment.
Police said Officer Chesney was improving and was expected to be released from the hospital tomorrow.
Officer Chesney's attackers were described as white. One was about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 40 years old, with a stocky build and wearing a gray sports jacket and gray pants. The other man, police said, was about 30 years old, and was thinner and taller, with long greasy brown hair and wearing a blue work shirt and pants. Both men spoke with New York or Boston accents, police said.