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Probationer, accomplice face charges after evading traffic stop, ramming police car

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 16:21:02-04

Maryland State Police say a man wanted for violating probation is facing new charges after ramming a police vehicle during a traffic stop.

Authorities say 21-year-old Lamount Maurice Potter Jr. of Crisfield was a passenger in a truck pulled over in Princess Anne on Wednesday.

Investigators say 24-year-old Lashae Caprice Smith tried to drive the truck around several police vehicles before reversing and striking one.

Police say Smith got out of the truck and Potter hit the gas, deliberately ramming another police vehicle as he fled the scene.

Potter was located early Thursday at a hotel in Salisbury. He is charged with assault, resisting arrest and violation of probation.

Smith is charged with assault, reckless endangerment and destroying property.

It was not immediately clear whether they have lawyers.