RAWLINGS - Two West Virginia suspects were arrested in Rawlings recently when Maryland law enforcement was alerted to a vehicle being pursued across Memorial Bridge by the Mineral County Sheriff's Office.
RAWLINGS - Two West Virginia suspects were arrested in Rawlings recently when Maryland law enforcement was alerted to a vehicle being pursued across Memorial Bridge by the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday, deputies with the Allegany County Sheriff's Office, along with troopers from the Maryland State Police, were told a vehicle had reportedly failed to stop for the Mineral County Sheriff's Office. The Maryland authorities were directed to the area of Rt. 220 southbound, Rawlings, to assist in attempting to stop the fleeing vehicle.
Upon arriving in the area, officers did observe a West Virginia registered Dodge passenger vehicle failing to yield for the Mineral County deputy. At that time, an Allegany County deputy activated his emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle.
The suspect vehicle again failed to yield. After a brief pursuit, the vehicle was stopped in the Bowling Green area. Upon contacting the operator (Jonathan Ray Cook, 33, of Wiley Ford), officers attempted to place him under arrest at which point he began to actively resist and assault the officers.. After a brief struggle, Cook was taken into custody.
A check of the vehicle revealed multiple hypodermic syringes containing suspected Methamphetamines.
The front seat passenger in the vehicle, who was later identified as Nolla Sue Rounds, 36, of Shanks, was also placed under arrest on the scene.
Cook, Rounds, two deputy sheriff's, and a Maryland State Trooper were treated at the Western Maryland Health System for minor injuries and were later released.
Cook was charged with obstructing and hindering, controlled dangerous substsance in possession - not marijuana, possession of CDS paraphernalia, failure to obey a lawful order, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and three counts of assault.
Rounds was charged with controlled dangerous substance possession -not marijuana, and possession of CDS paraphernalia.
Possession of CDS paraphernalia