According to a news release from the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, Pope stole items from Walmart at 6400 Ridge Road, but was then abandoned by another individual when a store employee confronted him about the theft.
Now stranded, he approached two individuals in the 1800 block of Fallstaff Court and forcibly took possession of a teenage girl’s Honda Pilot.
The two were able to prevent him from leaving the scene in the vehicle. Unable to drive away, he fled and was subsequently apprehended by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the release, State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo gives special thanks to Detective Ashley Owens and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for their successful investigation and to Deputy State’s Attorney Edward J. Coyne, who prosecuted the case.