Teen charged in try to run down officer

July 10, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 17-year-old Ellicott City boy, accused of trying to run over a police officer during a traffic stop, was arrested yesterday, Howard County police said.

About 11: 15 p.m. Wednesday, Officer James Myers noticed a Jeep Wrangler being driven on Cornus Lane in Ellicott City with its headlights turned off, police said. Myers waved at the car to pull over, but the driver accelerated at him, police said.

After running out of the way, Myers got the Jeep's license number and tracked down a suspect, police said. Nicholas Allen Johnson was charged an adult with first-degree assault and traffic violations.

Pub Date: 7/10/98

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