Man steals vehicle in Hancock to flee police after domestic call on I-70

by Geoff Fox

A White Plains, Md., man was arrested in the Clear Spring area after a domestic incident in a vehicle on I-70.

According to Hancock Police, the Maryland State Police contacted them Saturday, February 5 about a domestic incident in a moving vehicle, or a rolling domestic, on Interstate 70 and the subjects were enroute to the Hancock Police Department.

As the vehicle arrived at the Police Department, the male passenger, later identified as Carrington Hall, 28, fled on foot. It was determined Hall had an active warrant for his arrest.

As police searched the area for Hall, the Washington County 911 center received a report of a vehicle that had just been stolen from the

Dollar General Store’s parking lot on West Main Street in Hancock.

The subject who stole the vehicle matched Hall’s physical description, police said.

A patron had gone into the store briefly, leaving the vehicle unlocked and running. Police said Hall entered the vehicle and fled the area.

Police said the victim had left a cellphone in the vehicle that was equipped with a tracking app.

The vehicle was tracked on I-70 where police were able to get behind the vehicle in the area of Clear Spring. Police stopped the vehicle on I-70 in the area of Greencastle Pike (Rt. 63).

Hall was arrested and charged with theft and unwanted taking of a vehicle. Police said Hall was the person involved in the rolling domestic who had fled on foot in Hancock. According to online court records, Hall was also charged with theft $1,500 to under $25,000.

Hall was seen by a Washington County Court Commissioner and released on a $2,500 unsecured personal bond. He was also served with an active warrant and was released on his own recognizance on the warrant.