Pa. man is denied bail after highway chase Suspect arrested on assault charges GLEN BURNIE

December 29, 1992|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer

A 35-year-old Pennsylvania man was being held without bail yesterday in the county detention center on charges of assault ++ after he allegedly rammed a police cruiser during a chase from Westminster to Glen Burnie in a stolen truck.

Thomas Edward Cady of Waynesboro, Pa., also was charged with traffic violations, resisting arrest and fleeing from police.

Police in Waynesboro, Pa., have charged him with stealing the Chevrolet truck that state police here caught him with Saturday, officers said.

State Police Sgt. Tom Long said troopers were called to a Citgo gas station on Route 140 in Westminster about noon because a customer had refused to pay $14 for gas he had pumped. The customer, driving a blue Chevrolet pickup truck, had left the station by the time troopers arrived, but he soon was spotted on Interstate 795 near Route 140.

Refusing to stop for police, the driver of the truck continued to the Baltimore Beltway and headed south toward Anne Arundel County, Sergeant Long said. By then, police in pursuit had discovered through computer checks that the truck had been reported stolen in Waynesboro early Saturday. Because of heavy traffic, authorities called off the chase at the Beltway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

A short time later, Trooper M. W. Smith of the Glen Burnie barracks saw the truck on the Beltway and followed it south on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, police said.

Trooper Smith tried without success to stop the driver. The truck crossed the median strip of the parkway several times.

When Trooper Smith pulled in front of the truck in the southbound lane, the truck rammed the back of the police cruiser, then hit it again on the driver's side, police said.

When the truck stalled near West Nursery Road, police said, Mr. Cady jumped out, allegedly trying to run away before Trooper Smith caught him.

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