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Baltimore County Police have arrested a 54-year-old Catonsville woman following a lengthy multi-jurisdictional pursuit this morning.

The pursuit began around 9:23 a.m. when the woman got into her vehicle and drove across her lawn in the 600 block of Crosby Road, fleeing officers attempting to serve multiple warrants for her arrest. The suspect, identified as Tonya Jeanette Cobbs-Fox, led police from multiple jurisdictions onto westbound Interstate 70 and into Frederick County, where Sheriff's Deputies joined the pursuit and ultimately continued the pursuit after Baltimore County Police cancelled their involvement at 9:41 a.m.

Sheriff's Deputies followed Cobbs-Fox onto Route 85 and into the City of Frederick, where they successfully deployed a tire-deflation device, resulting in the slow deflation of the vehicle's front and rear driver side tires. Cobbs-Fox stopped the vehicle on the parking lot of the Exxon gas station at 400 South Jefferson Street, where she was confronted by deputies, refusing to comply with demands to exit her vehicle. A less lethal impact weapon was used to break the driver's side window and gain access to the vehicle after Cobbs-Fox was seen reaching under her seat and reaching under her shirt. Cobbs-Fox was taken into custody without further incident, and was found to be concealing a canister of pepper spray in her bra, and a large knife and "hatchet" type weapon under her driver's seat.

Baltimore County units responded to the Exxon and took custody of Cobbs-Fox, returning her to Baltimore County for the service of two warrants. She is also charged with a number of traffic offenses related to the pursuit in Baltimore County. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office will seek charges pertaining to traffic related violations and the weapons violations.

Today's events were preceded by an incident on June 15 in which Cobbs-Fox responded unprompted to a neighbor's home and began pounding on the front door just after 2 a.m. When she got no response, she began striking two cars in the neighbor's driveway with her foot and another object, leaving damage to both vehicles. A warrant for her arrest was issued in this incident.

A second incident with the same neighbor occurred last night around 8 p.m. when she brandished a knife similar to the one discovered in her vehicle this morning, threatening to kill her neighbor and burn down their house. A second warrant was issued in this incident.

Cobbs-Fox now faces burglary, arson, assault, and a number of traffic related charges and remains in custody.

Baltimore County Police thanks the Frederick Police Department, Maryland State Police, Howard County Police, and the Frederick County Department of Fire and Rescue Services for their assistance in this incident.

Booking photo for Tonya Jeanette Cobbs-Fox

Baltimore County Police are continuing to investigate after receiving calls for a man jumping from an I-695 overpass in the Woodlawn Precinct.

9-1-1 began receiving calls around 2:30 p.m. for a man who jumped off of the Crosby Road overpass onto I-695. Witnesses described the man climbing over a fencing barrier and intentionally jumping off of the overpass. He struck the hood of a vehicle traveling on the outer loop and partially rolled underneath the vehicle, which stopped at the scene. No one in the vehicle was injured. The man, 22, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is presently listed in serious but stable condition.

The incident, which did not cause any other reported crashes, immediately caused traffic congestion on both the inner and outer loops in the area, carrying into the evening rush hour.

UPDATE (July 13, 2016  3:01 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the people involved in the murder-suicide on Crosby Rd this morning as 72-year-old Sally Koros Bauer and 77-year-old Severn Wallace Bauer.

The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department. There was no suicide note, and police do not know the reasons behind this incident.

Original release (July 13, 2016  9:46 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are on the scene of an apparent murder – suicide in Catonsville.

Police responded to a home in the 300 block of Crosby Road 21228 just before 5:30 a.m. this morning to check on the welfare of the residents. When officers arrived at the location, they found an elderly man and woman, both deceased.

Investigators believe that the man shot the woman and then shot himself.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Revised June 27, 2017