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Eldersburg man charged in break-in and chase


A 26-year-old Eldersburg man was being held in the Carroll County Detention Center yesterday on charges that he broke into a High's store in the 1800 block of Liberty Road in Eldersburg and then led police on a high-speed chase.

Jerome Michael Herron of the 1600 block of Brimfield Circle was held on $15,000 bond.

Maryland State Police said they believe he smashed the glass in a front door at the convenience store around 3 a.m. yesterday and stole two cash register drawers containing $200.

The drawers were worth $40, and it will cost $400 to replace the window, records indicate.

Police were alerted to the break-in when a store alarm sounded. Shortly afterward, an officer saw a Nissan Sentra pull out without stopping onto Route 26 from the Country Village Shopping Center, where the High's is located, records say.

With lights flashing, the police car set off in pursuit.

But the driver of the Nissan refused to pull over and drove at speeds of up to 95 mph.

Police followed and stopped him 15 miles away at the dead end of Kings Point Road in Baltimore County.

L Police said they found a partly full can of beer in the car.

PD Mr. Herron was charged with breaking and entering; theft of less

than $300; malicious destruction of property; driving while intoxicated; driving with a suspended driver's license; drinking alcohol while driving; negligent driving; speeding; attempting to elude police; and failure to stop before entering a highway.

A judge was to review Mr. Herron's bond at a hearing at 1:30 p.m. today.

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