Man held in lieu of $20,000 bond in chase involving stolen truck

September 23, 1996|By Erin Texeira | Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore man was ordered held at the Baltimore County Detention Center in lieu of $20,000 bond Saturday, suspected of leading police on a four-hour, two-state pursuit in a stolen tractor-trailer cab, state police said.

The pursuit covered 250 miles -- from Baltimore to Delaware to Bethesda to Elkton then to Baltimore County, police said.

Gregory Michael Wallace, 32, of the 800 block of Hillman Court in East Baltimore was arrested Saturday morning after Baltimore County police found him sleeping in a barn near Belfast Road in Sparks, where the chase ended, according to state police Sgt. Jeff Gahler at the JFK barracks.

Tara Lynn Carter, 26, of the 2800 block of Christopher Ave. in Baltimore, who was found in the sleeper section of the trailer, was not arrested, county police said.

It was unclear how entry was gained to the cab, which has been stolen from H & K Equipment Co. on Pulaski Highway in Baltimore City, or how the engine was started, county police said.

After leading police on the pursuit, the driver abandoned the tractor-trailer in Sparks and fled, apparently breaking into a house in the 15900 block of York Road to hide in the vestibule, county police said.

County police charged Wallace with breaking and entering.

He also was charged with felony theft, driving with a suspended license and other traffic violations.

Pub Date: 9/23/96

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