2 officers hurt as cruisers rammed during chase Driver sought as suspect in stalking, assault case

November 12, 1995|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

Anne Arundel County police were searching last night for a Howard County man they said stalked and assaulted his girlfriend Friday and then led police on a chase through Odenton that ended with several car crashes and two officers injured.

Police said the suspect ran from his pickup truck after it crashed into a car parked in a driveway in the 1300 block of Odenton Road. He was being sought yesterday.

The incident started to unfold about 8:30 p.m. Friday when officers responded to a call from a house on Dairy Farm Road in Odenton, where a 26-year-old woman told them her boyfriend had stalked and hit her, police said.

The suspect was parked in the driveway, but police said he sped away across the front lawn when officers approached. In the yard, police said an officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.

Police said the man then drove across several neighboring lawns, nearly hitting another officer.

Officers said they chased the truck on many roads and into a MARC train parking lot. Police said the truck rammed several police cars before hitting the car in the driveway. The driver jumped out of the truck and ran.

Two officers were injured when the truck crashed into their cruisers. Officer William Deorazio was flown by Maryland State Police MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in stable condition yesterday with undisclosed injuries. Officer James Kohlmann was taken by ambulance to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Tony Wendell Anderson, 29, of the 4100 block of Brittany Drive in Ellicott City was charged in a warrant with four counts of assault with intent to murder, stalking, assault and three counts of property destruction.

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