A Pennsylvania motorist forced off Interstate 95 by four state police cruisers during an 80-mph chase from Abingdon to White Marsh early yesterday is wanted in an armed bank robbery in Pennsylvania, police said.
At one point during the 3 a.m. chase, the man stopped his vehicle, then tried to run down Tfc. Doug Cawman of the John F. Kennedy barracks in Perryville, who had been chasing him for speeding, a state police spokesman said. The trooper fired three gunshots at the man as he fled again.
Later in the chase, the driver repeatedly rammed the cars of Trooper Cawman and those of Bel Air troopers, police said.
David W. Yenne, 35, of Lancaster, Pa., was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder, four counts of battery, possession of a concealed weapon and related traffic charges, said spokesman Michael McKelvin.
Troopers reported finding a shotgun and a large amount of money in the man's car after the arrest.
Detective Jere J. Schuler of the West Lanpeter, Pa., police department near Lancaster confirmed that Mr. Yenne is wanted on charges tied to the armed robbery Saturday of a West Lanpeter bank . A shotgun was used in that robbery and $3,917 was stolen, he said.
Detective Schuler said his department would seek Mr. Yenne's extradition to Lancaster County.
Trooper Daniel Fairburn of the Bel Air barracks was treated for a minor leg injury at Fallston General Hospital and released.
Trooper Cawman was placed on administrative leave pending a routine internal review of his gunfire, Mr. McKelvin said.
Mr. Yenne was being held at the JFK barracks pending a bail appearance in District Court and possible extradition proceedings.