Three men charged after traffic stop, struggle, fleeing and eluding police
YORK COUNTY, Pa. – Two York County brothers and a Maryland man are behind bars on multiple charges following an incident that began with a traffic stop for speeding.
At about 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon Southwestern Regional Police officers were performing a speed check detail on Walters Hatchery Road, near Seven Valleys Road(Route 616) in North Codorus Township. The officers stopped a 2012 Acura for excessive speed.
The car was driven by Victor Dorrell Savoy, Jr., of North Codorus Township. Upon speaking with Savoy, the officers could smell a strong odor of an illegal drug. Savoy got out of the car upon the officer’s request and but then attempted to get back into the car against the officer’s wishes.
A physical struggle ensued between the officers and Savoy as he resisted arrest. Savoy was eventually detained but two others who were passengers in the car vehicle drove off. The Acura narrowly missed the officers who were standing in the roadway in front of the vehicle.
A description of the vehicle of the fleeing vehicle was put out to other police units in York County. In or around the Shrewsbury exit, Southern Regional Police observed the suspect vehicle southbound on I-83. The driver of the Acura fled from the officers.
Eventually the vehicle was located abandoned near the Hunt Valley exit of I-83. With the assistance of the Baltimore County Police and the Maryland State Police, the two men who fled in the vehicle were also located several exits north of Hunt Valley.
Victor Savoy, Jr., 22, was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Possession of Drugs with Intent to Sell, Resisting Arrest and DUI. Joshawa N. Savoy, 20, is charged with Recklessly Endangering Another, Possession of Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia. Glenn C. Watlington, of Towson, Maryland is charged with Possession of Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia.