At approximately 12:30 a.m. on May 22, 2016, an officer with the Winchester Police Department attempted to stop a driver for speeding on National Avenue near Pleasant Valley Road. The driver kept going and failed to stop at several stop signs as officers followed. As the car approached the Frederick County line, Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies set up stop sticks on Brooke Road and Fort Collier Road. The car came to a stop in the parking lot of 141 Fort Collier Road (Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center) and the suspect was taken into custody.
William Jude Carpenter, 33, is charged with eluding police, reckless driving, grand larceny, and driving with a suspended license. Officers discovered the car he was driving was stolen earlier in the evening from a home on North Purcell Ave. Carpenter is being held at the NRADC without bond.