Reporting Mike Hellgren
TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ) — A wild ride and a deadly crash. A burglary suspect flees police and several innocent drivers get caught up in the mess.
Mike Hellgren has new details about the men police say are behind a crime spree.
Sky Eye Chopper 13 shows the aftermath of a massive crash on Dulaney Valley Road. Police say an out-of-control burglary suspect in a stolen car caused the mess, injuring several innocent drivers.
Aaron Nathaniel McCoy Jr., 20, was fleeing from police after investigators say he committed two burglaries just minutes before. Baltimore County cops were tracking McCoy in their chopper after he refused to pull over. He collided with a Jeep and a truck, careened into a telephone pole and died.
Police say McCoy’s accomplice, Jenard Toliver, fled the car moments before the crash. They caught him and charged him with grand theft auto and burglary.
Authorities believe McCoy was behind at least seven burglaries at homes in a picturesque part of northern Baltimore County that put many on edge.
“It seems poetic justice to me. He created his own problem and it’s sad that he lost his life rather than owning up to and being held accountable for what he did,” said Marge Paulding.
The homeowner came home and saw one of the men leaving his house and recorded the license plate.
Court records reveal McCoy had several prior convictions—one for theft, another for eluding police and recently had a hearing for violating his probation.
“You don’t want to say it’s a price of breaking the law because you don’t want to see it happen to anyone. It’s not a favorable outcome,” said John Hawks.
WJZ did speak to the driver of the Jeep caught up in the crash. He said he was traumatized by what happened and declined to speak further about the tragic events.
Toliver is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on half a million dollars bail.