Original release (June 3, 2016 11:40 a.m.):
A Baltimore man has been charged with first-degree assault after trying to run over two Baltimore County Police Officers.
Just before 12:30 p.m. on May 29, Baltimore County Police Officers responded to a home in the Unit block of King Richard Court 21237 for a report of stalking. When officers arrived at the location, they met with a woman who told them that she dated a man for two months and they broke up about a week ago. Since then, he has been contacting her and coming to her home despite her telling him to leave her alone.
The man was not present at the location when officers arrived, but as officers were leaving, one of them noticed a vehicle that matched the woman’s description of her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle. The vehicle, a white Ford Expedition, had begun to circle the parking lot. The officer exited his vehicle to motion for the Expedition to stop. Instead of stopping, the Expedition accelerated in the direction of the officer and continued until the officer had to get out of the way to avoid being hit.
The second officer also motioned for the Expedition to stop but had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by the truck.
Officers pursued the Expedition south-bound on Philadelphia Road until it crashed into two other cars and stopped. The driver of the Expedition, the man that the woman on King Richard Court told police about, was taken into custody.
The man has been identified as 48-year-old Victor Jerome Rybak of the 600 block of S Grundy Street 21224. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, numerous traffic charges, and other related criminal charges. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $200,000 bail.
Neither officer was injured during the incident.