Advertisement

Man accused of passing counterfeit money is charged with assaulting Maryland State Police troopers

Tyreik L. Gibson was charged by state police with three counts each of first- and second-degree assault, and one count each of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and malicious destruction of property of more than $500

May 02, 2013|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com
  • Tyreik Gibson
Tyreik Gibson

One of three men accused of passing counterfeit currency Monday has been charged with assaulting Maryland State Police troopers as they attempted to take him into custody in the parking lot of Premium Outlets, according to Washington County District Court records.

Tyreik L. Gibson, 28, of Lansdowne, Pa., was charged by state police with three counts each of first- and second-degree assault, and one count each of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and malicious destruction of property of more than $500, court records said.

During a bond review Thursday in District Court, District Judge Ralph H. France II declined a request from Assistant Public Defender Alex Hutt to lower Gibson’s $500,000 bail.

Gibson was arrested with Zollie Gibson, 49, of Philadelphia, and Brian Tucker, 32, of Chester, Pa., when troopers and Washington County Sheriff’s deputies went to the outlets to investigate reports of $100 bills being passed at Hagerstown area businesses, the charging document said.

Advertisement

A van matching the description of one linked to the suspects was seen pulling from one parking space and then parking in another, the charging document said.

Two troopers approached the van and one opened the passenger’s side door and ordered the driver, later identified as Tyreik Gibson, to hand him the keys, the charging document said. The trooper was partially in the van when Gibson drove off, the document said.

The trooper jumped back, sustaining a scrape and slight bruising to his left arm, the charging document said.

A deputy positioned a cruiser in an attempt to block the van and a state police cruiser pulled up along side to block it in, the charging document said. The van swerved and struck the right front fender of the trooper’s vehicle before jumping a curb and hitting several trees.

In addition to the police officers involved in the incident, there was civilian taking part in a ride-along in the state police cruiser that was rammed, the charging document said.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|