On today's date, Frederick Police officers arrested a man who pulled handgun on Frederick Police Officers after a brief foot pursuit in the area of Key Parkway and Bel Aire.
On today's date, 03-11-2012, at approximately 1937 hours, OFC K. Jones and Ofc. A. Gregware of the Frederick Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a motor scooter for a for a minor traffic infraction in the area of Key Parkway and Bel Aire, just off Baughman's Lane. The driver was eventually identified as Lavonte Darnell Nash. When the officers, who were together in a Marked Police vehicle, approached the driver of the motor scooter, they observed a bulge in the area of the front of his pants. When the officers got close to Nash and asked for identification, he fled from the officers on foot leaving his motor scooter in the middle of the roadway. The officers immediately pursued him north across Key Parkway and into area yards. The officers were able to catch him at which time Nash actively fought with the officers. As the officers were fighting him, Nash reached into his waistband and brandished a loaded semi-automatic 9mm handgun that was found to be loaded, cocked, and with a round in the chamber. The officers were able to wrestle the handgun from him before he could fire it at them. The officers continued to actively fight with Nash, who was only subdued when other officers got into the area to assist. Mr. Nash was arrested at that time. Both officers and Mr. Nash suffered minor injuries as a result of the struggle. Mr. Nash was also found to be in possession of suspected cocaine and cigarettes dipped in PCP, also known as "dippers". As a result of minor injuries, Mr. Nash has been taken to FMH prior to being taken to Central Booking to be formally charged with the following:
-Two Counts first degree assault
-Two Counts second degree assault upon a police officer
-Wear/Carry handgun on person
-Two counts possession CDS paraphernalia
-Fleeing and Eluding Officers on foot.
-Other miscellaneous minor traffic infractions
Arrestee: Lavonte Darnell Nash
200 Blk 4th Ave.
Arresting Officers: OFC Kyle Jones and Ofc. Aaron Gregware
Case Number: 12-014919
Questions can be directed to: Sgt. Wayne L Trapp
Mr. Nash's photo is not currently available as he has not yet been to Central Booking at the time of this Release.