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Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects who attempted to flee from police in a stolen Jeep in Dundalk last night, ramming the police vehicle head-on in their attempt to escape.

Officers responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle in the 8100 block of Shore Road at 5:33 p.m. and saw six subjects get into a red Jeep Liberty. A check of the tag indicated that the vehicle had been reported stolen from the 8000 block of Del Haven Road at about 8:30 a.m. yesterday morning when the owner discovered the Jeep missing.

Two police units on the scene, one marked and one unmarked, blocked Shore Road with emergency equipment activated as the Jeep with the six suspects began to approach them. The driver of the Jeep accelerated directly toward the marked patrol car, ramming the front of the patrol car with such force that it partially drove up onto the front bumper and hood, disabling the patrol car. The Jeep, which also sustained disabling damage in the collision, drove away a short distance before stopping. The six suspects all exited the Jeep and fled on foot in various directions.

Additional units responded to the area, including air support and K-9, setting up a perimeter while the area was searched. The driver and one passenger of the Jeep were apprehended a short time later in the area of Lynch Road and Dineen Drive. Four suspects remain outstanding as of this morning.

The driver of the stolen Jeep, identified as 16-year-old Jeremy Patrick Hager of the 8000 block of Kavanagh Road, 21222 is charged as an adult due to the seriousness of the charges. Derek Darnelle Stroman (19) of the 7800 block of Harold Road, 21222 is identified as a passenger in the stolen Jeep. Both are charged with the following:

  • First Degree Assault
  • Second Degree Assault
  • Second Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle
  • Grand Theft
  • Malicious Destruction of Property
  • Unauthorized Removal of Property
  • Rogue and Vagabond

Both Hager and Stroman are held on denied bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center following an initial bail hearing. Bail review hearings for both will be forthcoming.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continue to investigate an incident involving a violent car-jacking in the 7800 block of Peninsula Expressway just before midnight on Saturday.

The victim, a 42-year-old man, was driving home when he began experiencing car trouble and pulled to the side of the roadway. While checking to see what the trouble was, a vehicle with the two suspects stopped. The suspects approached him and while one pointed a handgun at him the other took his cell phone and wallet. The victim attempted to flee and was shot by the suspect once in a lower extremity. The victim continued to flee and managed to flag down another motorist who called 9-1-1.

One of the suspects fled in the vehicle they arrived in while the other stole the victim's vehicle, which was later located just inside Baltimore City.

Anyone with information on the suspects involved in this violent crime is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

WANTED:

Eric Antoine Carter

Baltimore County Police are looking for a suspect wanted on warrants by both Baltimore County and Baltimore City Police for a number of crimes associated with the 1st Degree burglary and theft of a vehicle from a home in Baltimore County, and an associated assault and theft of vehicle in Baltimore City.

wanted suspect Eric Antoine CarterThe wanted suspect is identified as​ Eric Antoine Carter (23) of the 3000 block of West Lanvale Street, 21216. He is known to frequent the North Longwood corridor and Poplar Grove Corridor of the Western District of Baltimore City.

The series of events leading to the warrants for his arrest began in Baltimore City on April 17 around 1 a.m. when Carter stole a Honda that was left running on the parking lot of the BP gas station at 2801 Edmondson Avenue, 21216. When the owner stepped into the store, Carter jumped into the driver seat and began to drive away. The owner ran back out to the truck and managed to open the driver side door in an attempt to stop Carter, but he continued to flee, dragging the owner until he fell to the ground, suffering serious injuries and requiring hospitalization.

Around 1:30 a.m. another agency attempted to make a traffic stop on the stolen Honda which led police on a pursuit that ended when he escaped detection in the area of Circle Terrace and Shelbourne Road in Baltimore County. A woman residing in the 100 block of Circle Terrace, 21227, awoke in the morning to find the contents of her purse had been emptied onto her living room floor, more than $13,000 worth of personal possessions stolen, including the keys to the family truck, which was also stolen, and found the stolen Honda parked in her back yard.

Baltimore County Police and Baltimore City Police are now asking for the community's help in finding Eric Antoine Carter. Anyone who may have information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or simply dial 9-1-1. You can also contact Metro Crime Stoppers with tips for Baltimore County or Baltimore City Police. Baltimore County's Burglary Unit continues to investigate this crime.

Reward Offered

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.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017