Police say Pasadena man dragged detective 60 feet with car

18-year-old faces charge of attempted murder

  • Anne Arundel County Police arrested Brian Russell Hafer, 18, left, and Kevin Patrick Schofield, 18, both of Pasadena.
Anne Arundel County Police arrested Brian Russell Hafer, 18,… (Anne Arundel County Police…)
June 26, 2013

Anne Arundel County Police say a Pasadena man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly tried to drive away during an investigation for suspected drugs and a detective was dragged for about 60 feet.

Police say at about 10:39 p.m., members of a narcotics unit approached a car at the Brady Recreation Area in Pasadena when detectives saw suspected marijuana in the vehicle and ordered the occupants out of the vehicle.

The driver, later identified as Brian Russell Hafer, 18, of Pasadena, refused to comply, and a detective reached in the vehicle to unlock the door, according to police.

Police say Hafer began to drive away with the detective's arm in the vehicle. Police say the driver was ordered to stop, but continued to accelerate, dragging the detective about 60 feet before he fell from the moving car. Other detectives on scene followed the car to Duvall Highway, where it stopped, police said.

The passenger, later identified as Kevin Patrick Schofield, 18, of Pasadena, was taken into custody without incident.

The driver, however, refused to get out and became combative, police said, punching and kicking the officers. He was subdued with the use of a Taser and taken into custody, police said.

Both the detective and Hafer were transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where they were treated for injuries and released. Police said a small amount of marijuana and related paraphernalia were found in the vehicle.

Police said Hafer was charged with attempt first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and other charges, including those related to possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia related to controlled dangerous substances. The passenger was charged with possession of paraphernalia related to controlled dangerous substances.

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