News Release, Maryland State Police-La Plata Barracks

On February 25, 2019 at approximately 0517 hours, Trooper Foster #6937 and S/Trooper Scarlett #5362 from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to Maryland Route 5 in the area of Billingsley Road, Waldorf, MD, for a report of a hit and run collision.

Upon arrival, Troopers observed a gray Saturn off the roadway in a ditch. The driver of the Saturn, Christopher David Gray 30 yoa, of Charlotte Hall, MD, advised while traveling northbound on Route 5 a black Ford F-350, driven by Tayman, Samuel Stephen, 34 yoa, of Bryantown, MD pulled from a private driveway and failed to yield to traffic. The Ford nearly struck the Saturn, at which time a road rage incident occurred.

The driver of the Ford intentionally struck the Saturn on the rear passenger side causing the Saturn to leave the roadway, collide into an embankment and strike the Good Samaritan Presbyterian sign. The Ford fled the scene, and returned a short time later.

An independent witness contacted Troopers on scene and corroborated Mr. Gray’s statement. Tayman was arrested for First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault and taken to the Charles County Detention Center for proessing.

All events occurred in Charles County, Maryland. 19MSP008260

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