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Updated: Woman Charged With Attempted Murder After Police Chase Injures Wico. Deputy

Posted: Jun 16, 2018 10:04 PM Updated:
Connie L. Schoffstall Connie L. Schoffstall

 

SALISBURY, Md.- A Parsonsburg, Maryland, woman is facing attempted murder and related charges following a Saturday morning police chase that left a Wicomico County sheriff's deputy injured.

According to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, at around 7:15 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a home on Mt. Hermon Road for a hit-and-run crash.  

The victim reported that he parked his vehicle along Mt. Hermon Road and it was struck by a suspect driving a green Dodge van.

While the Deputy was speaking to the victim, the suspect van drove by. The suspect attempted to conceal her face with her hand as she drove by the deputy and victim, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

The deputy got into his cruiser and attempted to stop the suspect. However, the suspect refused to stop, and continued driving. The suspect, later identified as 38-year-old Connie L. Schoffstall, pulled over a few blocks away.

Authorities said that as the deputy walked up to Schoffstall's van, she took off on and led deputies on a speed chase.

The Sheriff's Office said when Schoffstall drove to Lincoln Avenue at Edgar Street in Salisbury, a deputy deployed “stop sticks” to flatten Schoffstall's tires and end the chase.

Investigators said Schoffstall attempted to hit the deputy with her car. The deputy had to dive out of the way and he received minor injuries.

The “stop sticks” were successful in deflating three
tires. But police said Schoffstall continued to drive away, and eventually struck a Sheriff’s Office cruiser, damaging it.

Schoffstall then tried to run away but was taken into custody, according to the Sheriff's Office. She was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, injuring a law enforcement officer, failure to remain at the scene of an accident and other traffic charges and ordered held without bond pending a bond review.

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