Police: Driver detained as passengers drove off

Christopher Dornblaser

Police say a North Codorus Township man resisted arrest during a traffic stop as his two passengers took off on Interstate 83.

Southwestern Regional Police say at about 3 p.m. Thursday, Victor Savoy Jr., 22, was driving a 2012 Acura over the speed limit on Walters Hatchery Road near Seven Valleys Road in North Codorus Township. After stopping Savoy, police say they could smell an odor of an illegal drug.

Victor Savoy Jr.

Savoy exited the car when the officer asked him to, but police say Savoy then attempted to get back into his car, prompting a physical struggle. While Savoy was being detained, the two passengers in Savoy's car drove off, narrowly missing officers who were in front of the vehicle, police said.

The car's description was given out to other police departments in the county, and a unit with Southern Regional Police spotted it near the Shrewsbury exit on southbound Interstate 83, according to police. The car fled from police and was abandoned near the Hunt Valley exit. Baltimore County Police and Maryland State Police were able to assist Southwestern Regional Police and found the two men from the car many exits north of Hunt Valley.

Savoy, of Mackenzie Lane, will be charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of drugs with intent to sell, resisting arrest and driving under the influence, according to police. Online court records indicate he has not been arraigned on the charges as of Monday.

The two passengers were also identified. Joshawa N. Savoy, 20, also of Mackenzie Lane, and Glenn C. Watlington, 22, of Towson, Maryland, face charges from the incident.

Watlington is charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to police. He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $7,500 bail.

Joshawa N. Savoy is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, fleeing or attempting to elude police, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license, according to online court records. He was arraigned Friday morning and remains in York County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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