Baltimore man is accused of carjacking in Finksburg; Driver says he gave up truck at knifepoint


A Baltimore handyman was arrested yesterday on armed carjacking, cocaine possession and related charges after allegedly forcing a man at knifepoint from a truck in Finksburg, court documents showed.

Police said Charles Stair called 911 from Bird View Road early yesterday. He told police a passenger asked to borrow his truck. When Stair refused, the man tried to kick him out of the moving vehicle along Route 91. Stair said the man threatened to cut his throat and lunged at him with a knife to intimidate him into turning over the vehicle.

After stopping on Deer Park Road near Finksburg, Stair told police he got out of the truck, but jumped into the truck's bed as the man drove away. Stair said he later got away and ran to the nearest house to call police. He told police he had known the man for about two years.

A state trooper stopped a truck on Route 97 near Hook Road and arrested Kevin Brunson, 28, of the 4000 block of W. Cold Spring Lane. He was being held without bail at the Carroll County Detention Center.

Two knives -- one with its blade exposed -- were found in the truck, police said. A small glass tube of suspected crack cocaine was found during a search, police said.

Brunson also was charged on counts of theft, assault, reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated by drugs and several traffic violations.

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