Police: Man was high during carjackings, southern York Co. crashes

  • Police say Roy Worrall was high on several drugs when he carjacked two people and and crashed both their cars.
  • Worrall, formerly of North York, remains in York County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.

The man who crashed two carjacked vehicles in southern York County last week was apparently high on several drugs, according to authorities.

Police say Roy Shane Worrall admitted to taking several drugs, including "Molly," or ecstasy, just before carjacking and crashing two vehicles in Glen Rock on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Roy Shane Worrall

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Worrall, 31, whose last known address was in the first block of East Seventh Avenue, North York, is charged with robbery of a motor vehicle, kidnapping to facilitate a felony, theft, receiving stolen property, fleeing or attempting to elude police and DUI, among other charges.

Worrall allegedly carjacked a woman in the Rite Aid in York Township and crashed the car into the side of the Glen Rock Mill Inn.

After that crash, Worrall carjacked a man and took his Ford Explorer, then crashed again in the Glen Rock area, according to court documents.

First carjacking: Worrall carjacked the first victim, a woman, while she was leaving the Rite Aid at 115 Leader Heights Road in York Township about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, documents state.

The woman tried closing the door but was stopped by Worrall, who showed her a knife and told her to keep quiet, according to police.

The victim turned the car off and told him he could have the car, but Worrall told her to move over, documents state. She moved into the passenger seat as he began sitting in the driver's seat, police said. 

While Worrall was struggling to adjust the seat in the car, the victim tried to get out on the passenger side, but police say Worrall grabbed her arm. She was able to break free and run into the store, and Worrall fled, according to York Area Regional Police.

Worrall crashed the car into the side of the restaurant about 10 a.m., police said.

Second carjacking: After crashing the car, police say Worrall fled down Water Street and jumped into the passenger seat of a truck.

The driver of the truck was just getting in the vehicle, coming back from a nearby chiropractor's office, when Worrall jumped in, stuck an object to the victim's side and told him it was a gun, according to police.

He made the victim drive him up Hanover Street and then made him get out, documents state.

After receiving a report of the stolen vehicle, police saw Worrall blowing through a stop sign at Pleasant Valley Road, and two police officers turned on their lights and sirens and began following him, according to court documents.

Worrall didn't stop and went as fast as 65 mph in a 25 mph zone on Fair School Road, before losing control of the truck at a curve in the roadway near Narrow Gauge Road, police said.

When police arrested him, he was bleeding from the neck, and he didn't know his name, charging documents state. He was taken to York Hospital for treatment.

At the hospital, police say Worrall admitted to taking several drugs that day and that he last remembered taking "Molly." Worrall said the only thing he could remember was right before he wrecked the truck, according to court documents.

Charges: York Area Regional Police filed charges in the alleged York Township carjacking, and Southern Regional Police filed charges in the alleged Glen Rock carjacking.

At the time of his arrest, Worrall was wanted on burglary charges. Northern Regional Police say he took an iPhone from a North York home. 

Worrall was arraigned on the charges Thursday night, and he was sent to York County Prison in lieu of $225,000 bail.

He does not have an attorney listed.

A preliminary hearing for him is scheduled for Oct. 19.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.