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One man has been charged following a fight that shattered a window at a York Road Subway store in Precinct 6/Towson early Saturday morning.

Police have charged 26-year-old Jonathan Tyler Pugh of the 200 block of West Seminary Avenue 21093, with disorderly conduct, destruction of property and disturbing the peace. He was released on his own recognizance.

At 1:49 a.m., an officer on foot patrol observed a fight involving two men at Subway store in the 400 block of York Rd 21286. The officer saw Pugh pushing the other man through the Subway's glass window. The officer saw the men hit a table that subsequently hit the window, breaking it.

The fight was captured on a citizen's cell phone video and has been widely circulated.

The officer helped the man that he believed to be the victim from the window and took Pugh into custody. The man who was not arrested was uncooperative and left the scene before his identity could be verified. As a result of the video and other investigation, additional charges may be pending against one or both men.

Both participants received minor injuries during the fight. Both declined transportation to a medical facility.

Booking Photo of Jonathan Tyler Pugh

UPDATE (March 3):

Baltimore County Police have released updated information concerning the crash on York Road in Hunt Valley yesterday afternoon.

At 3:50 p.m. yesterday, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to York Road and Shawan Road for a report of a serious crash. When officers arrived on the scene, they found that eight vehicles were involved and there were multiple people injured.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a 2007 Lexus RX was stopped in the left turn lane from north-bound York Road to west-bound Shawan Road. Stopped behind the 2007 Lexus RX was a 2013 Toyota Ciena and a BMW 325.

Stopped on north-bound York Road at Shawan Road was a 2010 Lexus RX. Stopped behind the 2010 Lexus RX was a 1998 Toyota Avalon, a 2012 Nissan Quest, and a 2011 Jeep.

A 2009 Nissan Murano was traveling north-bound on York Road. The Murano struck the rear of the 2011 Jeep and the side of the BMW 325. This caused a chain reaction crash that involved the rest of the vehicles. Investigators believe that the Nissan Murano had been speeding.

An adult female from the BMW was transported to Sinai Hospital for treatment. Four occupants (Three adults and one juvenile) were transported to area hospitals for treatment. The current conditions of these people is unknown.

The driver of the 2011 Jeep was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he remains hospitalized in serious condition.

The driver of the Nissan Murano, 71-year-old Robert Earl Shoulders of the Unit block of Quiet Stream Court 21093, was arrested and charged with driving while suspended, driving without a license, and failure to control speed to avoid a collision. Shoulders is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $5,000 bail.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team continues to investigate this incident.

Booking photograph of Robert Earl Shoulders

Original release (March 2):

At 3:50 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to York Rd and Shawan Rd in Hunt Valley for a report of a serious crash. When they arrived on the scene, officers found that a total of eight vehicles were involved.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a vehicle had been traveling north-bound on York Rd approaching Shawan Road. The vehicle was believed to have been speeding when it struck another vehicle and started a chain reaction that resulted in damage to six more vehicles. A total of six people went to area hospitals. None of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Crash Team is continuing to investigate.

On October 18 at 1:57 a.m., Baltimore County Police responded to the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and York Road for a report of an assault that just occurred. Officers looked for the complainants of the call but could not find anyone.

At 2:08 a.m., a person approached an officer and advised that there were two people yelling at Pennsylvania Avenue and Jefferson Street. Officers responded to that intersection where the victims were located.

Both of the victims (an adult male and adult female) were noticed to be highly intoxicated and became belligerent with police.

The male later told police that a silver Mazda pulled up to him. He said something to the driver and the vehicle drove off. The Mazda later returned and approximately six suspects got out. The suspects held a knife to his throat and assaulted the female. The suspects took her purse and cell phone before leaving in the Mazda.

The victims only suffered minor injuries and were not transported to a medical facility for treatment.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

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