Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
On January 5, 2013 at approximately 2249 hours, Worcester County Deputies were dispatched to the Masonic Lodge, Trappe Rd, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland, for two pedestrians struck by a vehicle. A BOLO was issued for a silver pickup truck heading toward Rt. 113 that had fled the scene. An off duty NRP unit in the area located the vehicle and stopped it at Germantown Rd and Trappe Rd. The vehicle was occupied by 4 persons, one of whom was identified as Cedrick Fooks 20 years of age from Bridgeville De.
Investigation revealed a grey Toyota Tacoma pick up had struck two pedestrians. Witnesses stated the vehicle swerved into the two victims. Both victims were transported to PRMC for their injuries. Witnesses positively identified Cedrick Fooks as the driver of the vehicle when it struck the victims.
Further investigation revealed that Fooks and one of the victims had an altercation prior to the incident. Witnesses stated Fooks drove the vehicle up and down the roadway several times. Once Fooks observed the victim walking he swerved the truck into him and the other victim causing injury.
Fooks was charged with two counts of First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving, Driving without a License, Failing to return to and remain at scene of accident involving bodily injury, Failure to stop vehicle at scene of accident involving bodily injury, and Failure to render aid at scene of accident involving bodily injury. Fooks was taken before the court commissioner and held on $150,000.00 bond.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 1/09/2013 09:29:00 AM