Man captured in Frederick after police pursuit

Joseph Corey Norwood faces multiple charges after traffic stop at gas station

February 11, 2011

FREDERICK — A Rockville, Md., man was captured in Frederick, Md., Friday after he led officers on a chase in a stolen car and attempted to flee on foot after bailing out of the vehicle, police said.

Joseph Corey Norwood, 37, was charged with vehicle theft; driving under the influence; driving on a suspended/revoked license; fleeing and eluding; reckless driving; negligent driving; and multiple stop-sign and traffic-light violations, Frederick police said in a news release.  

The pursuit began about 6:42 p.m., Friday, when Officer Kacie Keesecker was patrolling the U.S. 40 area, the release said.

The patrol car, equipped with a license-plate reader, detected a stolen vehicle as the officer traveled east in the area of McCain Drive, the release said.

Keesecker made a traffic stop at the FreeState gas station at 1180 W. Patrick St., but the vehicle, a black, Suzuki 4S, failed to stop in the station parking lot and began to flee east on U.S. 40.  Keesecker began a pursuit and was joined by other units in the area.  

The vehicle eventually turned south on Hillcrest Drive, then west on Orchard Way to Hill Street, the release said.

At Hill Street, the vehicle turned north then west onto Aynsley Court, where it was stopped by police.  

The driver jumped out and fled from of the stolen car, but was captured after a short foot chase in front of 1208 Ardmore Court, the release said.

 No one was injured during the incident, and no property was damaged.

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