• Man in custody after ramming police car, leading them on chase

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    A man is in custody after leading police on a chase in Washington County, according to police.

    A South Strabane officer pulled over a stolen car after spotting it at Tanger Outlets, but the driver, Walter Maryland, 50, rammed the officer's car and took off, police said.

    Police said Maryland struck a vehicle before getting on I-79. When he attempted to take the Houston exit on I-79, he struck another vehicle, disabling the car he was driving, according to police.

    Maryland ran away on foot, but he was arrested nearby, according to police. He was injured in the crash and was taken to a hospital.

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    Police said he will be charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, fleeing and attempting to elude, receiving stolen property, multiple counts of accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property, reckless driving and other traffic offenses. 

    Maryland has a current arrest warrant from the Washington County Adult Probation Office, according to police.


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