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Two arrested for driving stolen car, leading police on foot pursuit through Monocacy River

Ja’Von Antoine Bey
Posted at 10:23 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 10:18:05-04

FREDERICK, Md. — Two men are in custody Tuesday after leading police on a foot pursuit through Frederick's Monocacy River.

It all started around 7:40 a.m. when a Frederick County Sheriff's deputy was stopped at a red light on Schifferstadt Boulevard.

The deputy saw a white Infiniti G53 driving at a high rate of speed and stop abruptly at an intersecting red light on northbound East Church Street.

A check of the tags revealed the car was stolen out of Frederick City about three weeks ago.

With the deputy following, the Infiniti started to pick up speed and turned left into a residential neighborhood on Mohican Drive. That's when the deputy stopped the car.

Two suspects then immediately ran from the vehicle.

Police cordoned off a large wooded area that stretched from the water treatment plant by North Market Street to Frederick Brick Works near Monocacy Boulevard.

Both suspects continued to elude police and were seen running back and forth in and out of the woods and Monocacy River.

Officers eventually caught up and arrested one of the men, but were still looking to capture the second suspect.

Later another deputy was patrolling the 8500 block of Discovery Boulevard in Walkersville, when they saw 18-year-old Ja'Von Antoine Bey, who matched the description of one of the suspects on the run from earlier. The deputy also knew that Bey was wanted on other warrants.

Bey appeared to be sweating heavily and was wearing clothes and shoes that were still wet, muddy, and ripped, from the incident earlier.

Deputies took Bey into custody at which point he confessed to driving and running from the stolen vehicle.

He is scheduled for a 1 p.m. bail hearing on Wednesday.

Police have not identified the second suspect arrested.