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Woman pleads guilty in carjacking

September 18, 1998|By MARLO BARNHART

A Garrett County, Md., woman charged in a May 2 carjacking near Clear Spring pleaded guilty to auto theft and resisting arrest Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court.

Angelica M. Thayer, 25, of 604 K St., Mountain Lake Park, was sentenced to five years in prison for the auto theft, all of which were suspended by Judge Donald Beachley.

Thayer got a one-year concurrent sentence for resisting arrest, also suspended, court records said.

Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Arthur Rozes said Thayer, who had no prior criminal record, was ordered to continue counseling for drug and alcohol abuse.

She also must pay $1,100 in restitution to the owner of the car she stole.

All other charges, including carjacking and two counts of second-degree assault, were dropped in exchange for the pleas.

At 10:30 p.m. on May 2, Maryland State Police got a call from Greig Lynn Golden, who said he had stopped at the Big Pool Exxon to put air in a bicycle tire when a woman pushed him from his 1990 Geo Tracker and drove away.

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The vehicle was spotted heading east on Md. 68 toward Williamsport with Golden following in a witness' car, police said.

The vehicle went out of control in the 15400 block of Md. 68 and hit an embankment, police said.

Moments later, the driver was apprehended by Washington County Sheriff's Deputies John Ralston and James Grimm.

While in custody, the woman allegedly became extremely violent - kicking, biting and scratching Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class T.J. McKenrick, police said.

Thayer initially was committed to Washington County Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

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