A traffic stop for minor violations escalated into charges of first and second degree assault Tuesday night.
In Severn in Anne Arundel County, a police officer stopped a Jeep near Old Donaldson Avenue for minor traffic violations around 9 p.m., according to a press release from county police.
The Jeep’s driver, 25-year-old Deandre Earl Davis of Odenton, attempted to strike the officer, the release said. The suspect then fled in his vehicle, forcing the officer to jump into the road to avoid the car.
Officers followed Davis more than six miles south into a residential area in Odenton, where the suspect drove through a red light. The Jeep struck another vehicle in the intersection, police said. The second vehicle’s driver, a 54-year-old male, was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, according to the press release.
Davis was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment as well as first and second degree assault, the release said.