Maryland State Police have charged a man with assaulting a woman on I-83 after authorities say he rear-ended her vehicle and then tried to keep her from calling the police.
Michael Henshaw, 30, of York, Pa., was charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and robbery. Police also said he is being charged with driving on a suspended license, reckless driving and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.
When the woman tried to dial 911 from her cell phone, police said the suspect "knocked her to the ground," grabbed her phone and punched her in the face. She managed to run away but police said the man grabbed her again and dragged toward some woods. She got away again, got back to her car and drove away.
Police said they arrested Henshaw at his house after releasing a composite sketch of the suspect and putting out a description of the Jeep, which had front-end damage. Police said numerous people called with tips. He was being held in a jail in York, Pa., pending extradition to Maryland.
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