Suspect is captured after 100 mph chase


TANEYTOWN -- A 28-year-old man suspected of taking part in 10 Carroll County burglaries led police on a high-speed chase Monday before being apprehended, police said.

Carl Eric Smithson of no fixed address was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore at 10:30 p.m. after the car he was driving struck an embankment and overturned at Bear Run and Runnymede roads, police said. Mr. Smithson was released from the trauma center yesterday and taken to Westminster state police barracks for questioning.

The four-mile chase began after a caller reported a suspicious car bearing New Jersey license plates. The car was stolen Aug. 5 in Allentown, Pa. Tfc. Douglas Reitz gave chase at speeds of up to 100 mph, police said.

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