Man, 24, held on assault charges Incident followed traffic accident, police report

February 22, 1996|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,SUN STAFF

A 24-year-old Westminster man was being held on $100,000 bail in the Carroll County Detention Center last night after allegedly threatening a Rolling Ridge Drive family with a gun late Tuesday.

According to state police records, police received a call about a minor traffic accident on Rolling Ridge Drive in Westminster about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday. When responding, officers were told that a man had left the car and was dragging a woman down the street at gunpoint.

Another call to police indicated that the man and woman had run inside a home in the 800 block of Rolling Ridge Drive, records said.

Police said they later learned that the man, the woman and two male friends had driven to Baltimore earlier in the evening to purchase crack cocaine.

After smoking it in Westminster, they went to one man's home on Rolling Ridge Drive to get money for more cocaine, police said.

While the man was in his house, one of the men started to drive away with the other two people, police said. The man and woman asked the driver to stop because of the foggy weather, but instead he became angry, brandished a gun and then drove into a fence, police said.

According to police reports, the woman began running away and the driver chased her, caught her and began dragging her down the street.

Police said the woman began screaming for help and ran into a home when the owner -- who was looking to see why her dog was barking -- opened the door. When the man tried to chase the woman into the house, the homeowner hit him with a snow shovel, police said.

Eventually, the residents calmed the man and he gave them his gun before running from the house, police reported.

Police found him and his two male friends shortly afterward driving north on Route 27.

Victor Demetrious Jackson Sr. of the 100 block of S. Center St. was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment, third-degree burglary, making a false statement to police and various handgun violations. He is scheduled for a bail review hearing today.

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