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Man steals military vehicle, leads deputies on pursuit on same day he’s released from jail

There were multiple attempts to deploy stop sticks to disable the vehicle, but the attempts failed, the sheriff’s office said

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Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies were able to safely apprehend the suspect and no injuries were reported.

Harford County Sheriff’s Office

By Sarah Roebuck
Police1

BEL AIR, Md. — A man stole a 5-ton military vehicle and led police on a pursuit on the same day he was released from jail, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect, identified as Michael D. Stevens II, stole a privately-owned 1986 923-A 5-ton military vehicle on May 12. Soon after, the vehicle was spotted entering the Town of Bel Air.

The suspect eventually continued driving onto the interstate, leading deputies and other law enforcement agencies on a pursuit.

There were multiple attempts to deploy stop sticks to disable the vehicle, but the attempts failed, the sheriff’s office said. The vehicle continued into Baltimore City and eventually came to a stop. The driver then exited the vehicle and attempted to run from the scene.

Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies were able to safely apprehend the suspect and no injuries were reported.

The sheriff’s office said an investigation indicates Stevens had just been released from the Harford County Detention Center before stealing the vehicle. He was returned to the detention center later that same night.

Stevens faces charges of motor vehicle theft and two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and failing to obey a lawful order. He is currently being held on no bond.

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