Driver, 30, is accused of hitting man with car No serious injury in incident yesterday

July 26, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Westminster man who was arrested in Finksburg after a property owner was run down with a car was being held late yesterday in lieu of $50,000 bond at the Carroll County Detention Center, court records show.

Terry Eugene Burket, 30, of the 400 block of Malcolm Drive faces charges of assault with intent to murder, battery, resisting arrest, two counts of malicious destruction, driving while intoxicated, taking the vehicle of another without consent and reckless driving, state police said.

In charging documents, Tfc. James Dewees of the Maryland State Police said he was rushing to a Finksburg trailer park in response to a report of a disorderly man when he learned the man had left the trailer park in a green Cavalier about 6: 30 p.m. Wednesday.

Dewees said he saw the Cavalier on Old Washington Pike and chased it into a driveway, through the yard and into a cornfield, where the vehicle stopped. Dewees said he had to use his baton, striking the driver in the arm to force him to let go of the steering wheel.

Dewees said a man had gotten into an argument at the trailer park, then drove to a friend's house on Old Washington Pike, intending to enlist the friend to return to the trailer park with him and continue the fight.

Witnesses told Dewees the friend refused, so the man drove through the yard and into the next-door neighbor's yard, where the car's wheels became stuck in soft grass.

After the neighbor, Paul Moores, tried to discuss the damaged yard with the driver, Moores returned to his driveway, intending to call police. Witnesses said the man then drove the car at Moores, striking him and knocking him to the ground.

Moores was not seriously injured and the damage to the yards was estimated at $200 each, police said.

Pub Date: 7/26/96

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