Arrests after Hit-and-Run Injury Crash where MSP Trooper’s Patrol Vehicle was Struck by Driver Fleeing Traffic Stop in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

PASADENA, MD – Maryland State Police (MSP) are reporting the arrest of two individuals that fled a traffic stop and crashed into a trooper’s vehicle Tuesday afternoon October 3, 2023 in Anne Arundel County.

The accused are identified as Walter Bandy, 56, of Glen Burnie and Jeffrey Bawgus, 46, of Baltimore.

Bandy was the driver of a Ford F-150 involved in the crash and Bawgus was the passenger. Both were arrested Tuesday and charged with:

  • Drug possession and traffic charges related to the incident

Police learned that Bawgus was also wanted on:

  • Two active arrest warrants

The trooper is not being identified at this time. He was inside his patrol vehicle with his emergency equipment activated at the time of the crash. He was transported by ground to the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie for treatment of his injuries.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, troopers from the Glen Burnie Barrack and the Criminal Enforcement Division were patrolling the area of Brooklyn Park in Anne Arundel County. According to a preliminary investigation, troopers attempted a traffic stop on a Ford F-150 in the area of Fort Smallwood Road. The driver of the truck failed to stop, subsequently striking a trooper’s unmarked patrol vehicle as he fled the area.

Further investigation led troopers to the location of the Ford F-150 at a residence located in the unit block of Spencer Road in Glen Burnie. Bandy and Bawgus were taken into police custody without incident.

This case is active and the investigation is ongoing.



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