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Taneytown man who drove truck into City Hall sentenced to serve 18 months

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 13:54:27-04

TANEYTOWN — A man who purposely drove his truck into Taneytown City Hall will serve 18 months in jail.

Rodney Wayne Davis was sentenced to serve 18 months for purposefully ramming his truck into Taneytown City Hall on August 30, 2019.

Davis pleaded guilty to First Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property.

When he is released, Davis is ordered to pay $51,735.99 in restitution to the City of Taneytown.

On August 30, 2019, after Davis’s water was shut off by the City of Taneytown, Davis’s wife contacted Councilman Joseph Vigliotti.

While Davis’s wife was on the phone with Vigliotti, Davis was heard laughing and said he was “done with the city” and was going to crash into the office.

At about 5:45 PM that day, Davis drove his blue Dodge Dakota truck over the sidewalk and into the front of Taneytown City Hall.

After crashing through the front of the building, Davis reversed and drove further into the building, a total of six times.

At one point, Davis’s entire truck was inside of the building.

The case was prosecuted by Special Counsel to the State’s Attorney Cara Frieman.