More charges arise after JFX chase

The Baltimore Sun

One of two men arrested Tuesday night after a police pursuit up and down the Jones Falls Expressway was wanted by city and Howard County police for multiple crimes, including attempted murder, a city police spokesman said.

Arrested when he bailed out of a 1997 Lexus while it was going south on the northbound JFX about 9:40 p.m. near Cold Spring Lane was Terrance Boone, 24, of the 2500 block of Denny Ave.

Sterling Clifford, a spokesman for the city police, said Boone is charged in warrants with three armed robberies in Howard County and one in Baltimore, and with a nonfatal shooting in the city.

The driver of the car, Nathan Sassafras, 21, of the 100 block of Diener Place in Baltimore, was charged with aggravated assault and traffic violations in connection with the pursuit.

The chase began about 9:30 p.m. when Eastern District police noticed that the passenger in a parked Lexus had a handgun.

The driver of the Lexus sped away, leading police and the crew on a police helicopter on a pursuit up the expressway, during which the car at one point went south in the northbound lanes before making a U-turn near the Cold Spring Lane exit ramp.

Sassafras abandoned the car on Englewood Road near Falls Road, police said, and was arrested moments later while hiding under a porch near St. Mary's Seminary.

A handgun was recovered in the car, police said.

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