According to the Washington County Sheriff’s office, the bags of trash were found in the parking lot of Maranatha Brethren Church on Scott Hill Road. The pastor said someone dumped the trash between 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday. An envelope with Kenneth Hollobaugh’s name and address was inside. Hollobaugh told the deputy his silver 2001 Honda Accord had been stolen from outside his Baltimore home, information that was confirmed by the Essex Police Department.
Shortly after leaving the church, the deputy spotted a silver Accord pulling out of Indian Lane. He attempted to pull the car over on Cheryl Drive, but the vehicle continued onto Scott Hill Drive and onto Jefferson Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The deputy caught up with the car at Margaret Drive. The driver tried to pass a slower vehicle on the berm, but did not realize a culvert was there.
The driver lost control of the car near Indian Lane. It hit a tree head-on and rolled over. The driver, a teen male, crawled from the vehicle with a large gash on his forehead. He was taken to Meritus Medical Center and was listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon.
The vehicle was destroyed and knocked down two trees.
The teen faces charges of motor vehicle theft, theft of property between $1,000 and $10,000, fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving, negligent driving, speeding and failure to stop at a stop sign.