July 04--An Emmitsburg man and a Frederick man face charges stemming from a Maryland State Police warrant investigation after the two assaulted and tried to elude troopers after a traffic stop, according to charging documents filed in Frederick County District Court.
Troopers were looking for Jonathan Tyler Baker, 19, of the first block of George Thomas Drive, in connection with warrants from Montgomery County on kidnapping, armed robbery and burglary charges. On Monday, they pulled over an SUV in which Baker was a passenger in the 1400 block of Harpers Court in Frederick.
According to the documents, as a trooper ordered the occupants out of the SUV, the driver, identified as Brandon James Lohr, 19, of the 400 block of Timber Mill Road, put the car in reverse and accelerated. The SUV struck an unmarked cruiser occupied by two troopers, causing about $1,500 in damage to the patrol car.
As the occupants, who also included a youth under 18, were being removed from the car after the crash, police said Baker tried to run away and assaulted two troopers as they were trying to take him into custody, injuring one trooper's elbow.
After placing Baker and Lohr under arrest, troopers found about a quarter pound of marijuana and a digital scale in the SUV. They also seized $448 from Baker, the documents state.
Baker was being held Tuesday at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 bail. He is charged with second-degree assault, assaulting a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, marijuana possession, possession with intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia.
Lohr was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail. In addition to the same drug charges, Lohr is charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and resisting arrest.
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