2 men arrested near Sykesville after high-speed chase

November 22, 1995|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,SUN STAFF

Two southeast Carroll County men were arrested late Monday south of Sykesville after leading police on a chase that that reached speeds of 80 mph.

Raymond James Helvig, 18, of Ridge Road in Marriottsville and Paul Michael Cumberland, 34, of Talloway Court in Sykesville were charged with first-degree burglary, assault, battery and throwing debris onto the highway.

Mr. Cumberland, who was released from the Carroll County Detention Center on $100,000 bail yesterday, also was charged with resisting arrest and driving 80 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Mr. Helvig was being held in the Detention Center on $100,000 bail.

Charging documents said a driver with a car phone called state police about 9 p.m. Monday to report a break-in at a house being built on Weathered Brick Drive in Sykesville.

The caller said he was following two men in a 1983 Ford Ranger pickup truck. He told police they had removed property from the house. When the caller tried to stop the men, they almost ran him down, the documents said.

The caller continued to follow the truck, which was traveling on Nicodemus Road with the headlights off, documents said. At one point, the men pulled over, ran to the caller's car and kicked it. They then drove south on Route 97, police said. The men threw beer cans in an attempt to hit the caller's car, police said.

Police stopped the Ranger with a rolling roadblock on Route 97. The driver refused to get out and was subdued with a chemical spray, police said.

Circular and power saws and a leather tool belt filled with hand tools were in the truck, police said.

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