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Remaining 2 people captured in Glen rock cop-dragging assault
The remaining two people wanted in connection with the dragging of a Southern Regional police officer in Glen Rock have been captured in Maryland.
Roberto F. Tabares and Jenny Kim were arrested overnight in Montgomery County, Sgt. Darryl Smuck said on Wednesday.
Tabares was bitten by a K-9 police dog during his arrest and was treated at a local hospital, the sergeant said.
Smuck said his department did not immediately receive details about the arrests, but said it's his understanding Tabares and Kim were arrested separately.
They were taken to a central booking facility in Maryland and are now awaiting extradition to York County, Smuck said.
Officer Michael Storeman, 40, suffered bumps, bruises and an ankle injury during the Nov. 4 incident, which happened shortly before 5 p.m. on Water Street in Glen Rock, according to police.
Storeman was called to the CS Convenience Store at the corner of Main and Water streets for a report of a suspicious vehicle in the lot that had been parked there for some time, according to police.
"Drug activity is more than likely what it was," Southern Regional Police Chief Jim Boddington has said.
Grabbed arm: As Storeman approached the car, he saw the passenger try to hide something under the seat.
"He must have surprised the passenger," the chief said. "Mike tried to open the door to see if he was hiding a weapon."
The passenger grabbed Storeman's arm, pulled it against the car and held it there, at which point the driver took off at a high rate of speed, Boddington said.
"One witness said that when he broke free or was let free, he hit the blacktop and rolled," the chief said, adding Storeman hit the blacktop hard.
"I think this is the worst injury I've seen to one of my officers," Boddington said. "This could have ended up much worse."
Storeman was treated at York Hospital and released, according to police.
"He's anxious to get back to work," Boddington has said.
Police said they identified the three people in the car and obtained warrants for them.
Captured: David Achstetter, 36, of Gaithersburg, Md., was the first to be captured. He was arrested in Gaithersburg on Sunday.
Police said Achstetter was the front-seat passenger in the car and was the person who grabbed Storeman's arm and held on as the car took off. Once extradited, he will be charged with aggravated assault, hindering the apprehension of a suspect, unlawful restraint, simple assault, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief, according to court records.
Tabares, 38, of Rockville, Md., was the driver of the car, police allege. He is facing charges of aggravated assault, fleeing police, hindering the apprehension of a suspect, conspiracy to commit unlawful restraint, five counts of reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and reckless driving.
Kim, 37, of Germantown, Md., will be charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, conspiracy to hinder the apprehension of a suspect, conspiracy to commit simple assault and five counts of conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment, records state.
— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at email@example.com.