2 seized after chase, attempting to ram police cruiser

February 04, 1997|By Erin Texeira | Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF

Two Baltimore men were arrested early Sunday after leading police on a car chase in Ellicott City -- a chase in which they tried to ram a police car.

The incident began about 1: 30 a.m. Sunday, when an officer clocked a 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity with Pennsylvania registration speeding at 68 mph in a 45-mph zone on U.S. 40, a police report said.

The driver of the car, which had been reported stolen Jan. 28, tried to drive it into a police car that was pursing him, according to the report.

After the car stopped at the Normandy Shopping Center on U.S. 40, two men fled on foot, police said.

Earl Nathaniel Jenkins, 25, of the 4100 block of Mountwood Road in Baltimore, faces multiple charges, including reckless driving, vehicle theft, assault in the first and second degrees, reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possessing burglary tools, a police report said.

His passenger, Jason Matthew Oneal, 18, of the 500 block of South Beechfield Avenue in Baltimore, is charged with car theft, the report said.

Police said Jenkins had outstanding theft and false statement warrants against him in Baltimore County and was arrested after officers confiscated a concealed black ski mask and burglary tools.

The two are being held at the Howard County Detention Center. Jenkins' bail is $20,000 and Oneal's is $5,000.

Pub Date: 2/04/97

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