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Suspect wanted in string of robberies, allegedly running over officer turns herself in

Posted at 7:15 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 23:12:12-04

BALTIMORE — On Tuesday afternoon, county detectives were surveying the 200 block of Redwood Street for Tiara Kianna Baker after police say she allegedly rammed the back of a police car before driving at a detective.

Police say the woman was wanted in a series of assaults and robberies.

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On Thursday, Baker turned herself over to authorities.

Bakers attorney Tony Garcia says they are “shocked by the amazing amount of lies told by Baltimore County Police thus far.” He added that the officers "came looking for a super villain and what they found was an unarmed 8 month pregnant woman.”

Garcia says an unmarked van pulled up behind Baker with no lights on. Another van pulled up in front of her car. They say a person in plain clothes came at her with a gun and that his client had no idea he was an officer.

He also said she didn’t try to hit an officer, but that she was trying to get away.

The attorney said that the officer fired four shots into the car hitting her several times.

Baltimore County Police say they had set up to arrest Baker as she picked up her car from a hotel in downtown Baltimore.

Police say they had their lights turned on and told Baker to freeze. They say when they did that she accelerated hitting police vehicles and attempting to run an officer over and than took off.

When that happened police say an officer shot at Bakers car as she drove away. That vehicle was recovered and a suspect is in custody but it isn’t Baker.

The original warrant stemmed from a series of assault and robbery charges.

Police haven’t said if the officers had body cameras on and added that the plan would have worked if the woman complied.

Baltimore City Police will investigate what happened outside of the hotel that night because it happened in the city.

The officer that fired his weapon is on leave pending the investigation.

Police say she has been arrested on the following five warrants:

Baltimore County warrant charge

May 26, 2020 Arrest warrant issued for

  • Robbery
  • Assault-second degree
  • Theft $1,500 to under $25,000
  • Theft $100 to under $1,500

Baltimore City warrant charge

July 1, 2020 offense date

  • Theft $1,500 to under $25,000
  • Motor vehicle/unlawful taking
  • Unauthorized removal of motor vehicle
  • Theft $100 to under $1,500
  • Failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order

Anne Arundel County warrant charge

January 24, 2020 offense date

  • Theft $100 to under $1,500
  • Con-Theft $100 to under $1,500

Anne Arundel County warrant charge

April 28, 2020 offense date

  • Theft $100 to under $1,500

Baltimore County warrant charge

March 4, 2020 Bench warrant issued for

  • Trespassing: Private property (failed to appear on March 4, 2020 for court and the judge issued a failure to appear bench warrant)

Tiara Baker is being held at the Towson Precinct pending a bail hearing.