Columbia man, 21, charged after Oakland Mills chase

He faces car theft, assault, attempted murder counts

June 01, 1999|By Brenda J. Buote | Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF

Annapolis police arrested a Columbia man yesterday in connection with a chase in Oakland Mills that ended with an officer shooting at the fleeing car, police said.

Ledell Maxwell Padmore, 21, of the 7300 block of Mossy Brink Lane was arrested in the first block of Clay St. in Annapolis. He was charged with attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault and vehicle theft, and is being held without bail at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup.

Padmore was the second suspect arrested after a chase Saturday evening in the Oakland Meadows apartments in the Oakland Mills section of Columbia.

William Raymond Carter, 35, of the 6700 block of Quiet Hours in Columbia was arrested at the scene of the chase. He was charged with attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault and vehicle theft, and also is being held without bail at the Jessup jail.

Police said the chase began shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday when an officer saw a Toyota Camry with stolen Maryland tags on White Acre Road.

The officer followed the Camry to the Oakland Meadows apartment complex, in the 5900 block of Stevens Forest Road, where he and a second officer tried to stop it, police said.

Padmore, who was driving the Camry, refused to stop and tried to hit one of the officers with the car, police said. The officer fired his 9 mm handgun in self-defense, police said. No one was injured.

The chase ended when the Camry struck several parked vehicles, pushing one vehicle over a curb and sidewalk and onto the lawn.

Carter was arrested at the scene, but Padmore ran away, police said. Police officers, canine units and a state police helicopter searched the area without success.

Padmore also is wanted by the Howard County sheriff's office and Baltimore police on open bench warrants for failure to appear in court, police said.

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