Man accused of stabbing caught after high-speed police chase Baltimore County, City officers share in capture

October 05, 1998|By Amy Oakes | Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Richard Irwin contributed to this article.

A Baltimore Highlands man accused of attempted murder led authorities yesterday on a high-speed chase in Baltimore City and Baltimore County that ended when his car crashed into a city police cruiser on Interstate 695 at Greenspring Avenue, county police said.

Sgt. Edward Forbes of the county police communications division said the chase began about 10: 56 a.m. yesterday when county police officers, patrolling on Annapolis Road and Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore Highlands, spotted a man in a car who was a being sought in the stabbing of his ex-girlfriend outside a Lansdowne bar several hours earlier.

When the officers tried to stop him, Forbes said, he kept driving, traveling north on Patapsco Avenue then onto Caton Avenue in Baltimore, where city police joined the chase. He turned left onto Frederick Avenue and drove into the county, Forbes said; from there, he entered the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway.

"The guy was driving at high speeds," Forbes said. "I don't know how fast it was, but it was definitely over the speed limit."

The chase lasted about 17 minutes, ending on the inner loop at Greenspring Avenue when the man crashed his Pontiac Sunbird into a city police car, Forbes said.

Robert Faidley, 38, of the 3900 block of McDowell Lane, who was charged in a warrant with attempted murder, was arrested by county police and taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was being treated for minor injuries last night.

Police had been called to the Center Court Bar in the 5500 block of Selma Ave. about 12: 44 a.m. yesterday, where they found Susan Lynn Grim, 33, of the McDowell Lane address, bleeding from stab wounds in the back. She told police her ex-boyfriend stabbed her.

Grim was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was in serious condition.

Pub Date: 10/05/98

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