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A Baltimore County Police officer assigned to the Woodlawn precinct has been charged with second-degree assault in connection with a January 25 incident on Liberty Road.

The officer is Christopher M. Spivey, 29, a nearly nine-year veteran of the Department. He was served with a summons this morning.

BCoPD's Internal Affairs Section began an investigation after the Baltimore Police Department Internal Affairs Section reached out to report a possible assault by a Baltimore County police officer witnessed by crew members of BPD's Foxtrot helicopter as they assisted with a vehicle pursuit on January 25.

The pursuit stemmed from a report of a stolen vehicle at the Wegmans grocery store, 10100 Reisterstown Road, 21117, at 10:40 a.m. on January 25. Later in the day, officers working the Liberty Road corridor saw the stolen vehicle, a 2003 Volvo, driving along Liberty Road near Milford Mill Road. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed when officers attempted to stop it, and the pursuit ended when the stolen vehicle crashed near the intersection of Liberty and Milford Mill roads.

Video from the Foxtrot helicopter provided to BCoPD shows that the suspect, later identified as Diamontae Tyquan Farrar, 20, of the 1700 block of Smallwood St., 21217, ran from the crashed Volvo, and engaged officers in a prolonged foot pursuit. Eventually, he was apprehended by the responding officers. One officer, determined through investigation to be Spivey, ran up to the suspect and kicked him several times.

Spivey will be suspended with pay, per departmental regulations.

The Foxtrot video will not be released; it is part of an ongoing investigation and is essential to the defendant's right to a fair trial and an impartial jury.

Separate overnight crashes on Liberty Road in Randallstown have left one boy and one man dead, and a woman critically injured. 

In the first crash a woman and a boy on a bicycle were struck by a car, killing the boy and seriously injuring the woman. Three hours later, just down the road, a vehicle crossed the center line, causing a head-on collision that killed the driver. 

The first crash happened just before 9 p.m. near Marriottsville Road. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 19-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy were riding together on one bicycle west on Liberty Road. They were struck by a 2002 Nissan Ultima, also traveling west on Liberty Road.

The boy, who is identified as Jamal Quentin Anderson of the 3900 block of Red Deer Circle in Randallstown, was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. She remains in stable condition at last report. 

The driver of the Nissan, who did remain at the scene, is identified as Conrad Oliver Antonio Thorpe (23) of the 3600 block of Waterwheel Square in Randallstown. He has been charged with Driving Under the Influence and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail. 

This case continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team. Upon conclusion the case will be forwarded to the State Attorney's office for review regarding any additional charges. 

The second crash occurred just before midnight on Liberty Road at Offutt Road when a red 2012 Hyundai Tucson traveling east suddenly crossed over the center line and collided head-on with an MTA transport van traveling west. 

The sole passenger of the van was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver, who had no visible injuries, was also transported to an area hospital as a precautionary measure.

The driver of the Hyundai, identified as William Thomas Rideout (44) of the 3500 block of Carriage Hill Circle in Randallstown, was transported to Northwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this incident, as well. 

Baltimore County Police detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect(s) who burglarized a business in Randallstown.

Between 8 p.m on December 17 and 2:09 p.m. on December 19 at least one suspect broke into VIP Custom Cutz in the 8600 block of Liberty Road through an entrance on the side of the building and took two television sets. Images of a suspect were captured on video surveillance.

Anyone with information pertaining to this suspect or crime is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

Revised September 27, 2016