Man wanted in assault, chase surrenders to county police Ellicott City resident faces numerous charges

November 14, 1995|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

An Ellicott City man who allegedly tried to run down two police officers with his truck Friday night and escaped after a high-speed chase along the edges of Gambrills and Odenton turned himself in yesterday, county police said.

He was charged with assault with intent to murder, stalking, assault and battery, destruction of property, fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving and other traffic violations.

Police arrived in the 2200 block of Dairy Farm Road in Odenton at about 8:30 p.m. Friday after a woman called to complain that she had been beaten.

While police interviewed Karen Brown, 26, the man she accused of beating her sat in his truck on her driveway, officers said.

They said they thought the man might try to leave, so an officer told him to get out of the truck, which was blocked by a police cruiser.

Instead, the man put the truck in gear, drove across the yard and several neighboring yards on his way to Dairy Farm Road, police said, nearly striking an officer.

A few minutes later, the truck sped back down Dairy Farm Road toward the house, almost hitting another officer, then turned north on Waugh Chapel Road.

Police chased the vehicle onto Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton Road and into the Odenton train station parking lot, where the driver made a U-turn to try to get out of the lot, officers said.

There, the truck struck a police cruiser, slid out of control and crashed into a parked car in the 1300 block of Odenton Road, police said. The driver escaped on foot.

That night, police issued a warrant for Tony Wendell Anderson, 29, of the 4100 block of Brittany Drive.

Mr. Anderson walked into the Western District station about 3:45 p.m. yesterday, police said.

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