Pursuit Piles On Charges For Pa. Man
Carjacking Suspect Accused Of More Crimes In Valley Incident
Posted: January 9, 2013
A Pennsylvania man is facing a slew of local charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding, DUI and trespassing, after police tried to pull him over Sunday night near a Quicksburg school.
Lt. Darcy Dellinger with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy conducting a safety check around Ashby Lee Elementary and Stonewall Jackson High schools noticed a vehicle leaving the parking lot around midnight.
The driver, later identified as Curtis Wade Munday, 32, of Waynesboro, Pa., pulled into an abandoned lot to make a U-turn. When the deputy attempted to stop his vehicle, the suspect fled down Caverns Road, Dellinger said.
A Mount Jackson police officer caught up with the car on U.S. 11.
“The officer saw the vehicle crash at Old Valley Pike and Caverns Road,” Dellinger said.
The crash damaged a road sign and a fence, but Munday had left the scene by the time the officer reached the car.
“A while later, Munday walked up to the vehicle and the sheriff’s deputy identified him and placed him under arrest,” Dellinger said.
When police ran the vehicle’s license plate, they discovered it had been reported stolen in Waynesboro, Pa.
According to The Record Herald newspaper of Waynesboro, Pa., Munday is wanted for an alleged carjacking that took place there Saturday evening.
Waynesboro police said Munday approached a vehicle stopped at a red light, opened the door and told the woman driving to get out, The Record Herald reported. He is accused of pulling the driver out of the car and fleeing in the vehicle toward Maryland, the newspaper reported.
Shenandoah County authorities have charged Munday with trespassing on school property, refusing a breath test, DWI, eluding police, driving without a license and possession of a stolen vehicle.
He also faces extradition to Pennsylvania, where he has been charged with robbery of a motor vehicle, two counts of theft, two counts of receiving stolen property and a count of simple assault, according to The Record Herald.
Munday is being held without bond at Shenandoah County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court on Friday.
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