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Carjacking suspect arrested after brief pursuit from MDTA Police

Posted at 4:36 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 16:36:26-05

BALTIMORE — A man was arrested for carjacking after crashing a vehicle he stole following a brief pursuit by police and then attempting to flee on foot, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said.

An MDTA officer attempted to stop a 2016 Toyota that police said had been involved in an armed carjacking. The driver of the vehicle, later said to be 24-year-old Barry Horton of Baltimore, did not stop, and a brief pursuit ensued. The Toyota eventually crashed into a fence, at which point Horton and another person who was in the car attempted to flee the scene. They were caught a short time later.

After being apprehended, Morton claimed possession of the stolen car, MDTA Police said. Allegedly Horton used a BB gun to perform a carjacking on Jan. 15, striking the car’s owner with the vehicle while Horton attempted leave the scene.

Horton was arrested and charged with vehicle theft, robbery, assault, illegal possession of a BB gun, fleeing from police, and driving on a revoked license. He was taken to Central Booking and Intake Facility in Baltimore after processing.