(JESSUP, MD) – A suspect with a suspended license driving a stolen car and wanted on multiple warrants is in custody after a police pursuit Friday afternoon on I-95 in Howard County.
The suspect is identified as George W. Evans, 46, of Baltimore, Md. He is charged with theft, reckless endangerment, first and second degree assault, malicious destruction of property, and possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. He is charged with multiple motor vehicle violations including driving while suspended, fleeing and eluding, exceeding the speed limit, reckless driving and negligent driving. Evans was also found to be wanted on two warrants for violation of probation and failure to register as a sex offender.
Shortly before 3:00 p.m. Friday, a Maryland state trooper assigned to the Waterloo Barrack was monitoring traffic on northbound I-95 at Rt. 175, when his license plate reader alerted him to a stolen car. The trooper observed the Chrysler 300 pass and activated his emergency equipment on his marked patrol car.
The driver, later identified as Evans, began to pull over, but quickly accelerated to a high speed, exiting on to I-895 north. Evans took a crossover and proceeded south on I-895 and back to I-95 south. He exited on Rt. 32 and proceeded to Broken Land Parkway north, at which time he sideswiped a civilian vehicle. The driver of that vehicle did not report being injured.
The pursuit continued to southbound Rt. 29, then to northbound Rt. 29. The stolen vehicle began smoking and slowed. The trooper maneuvered his vehicle in front of the suspect and the vehicle came to a stop on Rt. 29.
Evans was taken into custody without further incident. The vehicle he was driving was confirmed as stolen from Baltimore earlier in the month. A passenger in the vehicle was questioned and released.
No other vehicles were struck during the pursuit. No injuries occurred.