REDNECK RAMPAGE: James Knox slithered out from under a rock in a thrilling Cabin Fever episode not to be forgotten; rammed trooper, got a pole-in-one, burned his truck to a crisp
RISING SUN, MD — This newest story of Redneck Rampage comes as Baltimore City’s killers have managed to fall behind in their continuous effort to create more business for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner than does the Wuhan Virus from China. As of May 12, 2020, its Baltimore’s Killers at 104 and Wuhan Virus beating those vicious thugs with 169 bodies slabbed and sent to the morgue.
Maryland State Police report that a Cecil County man is under arrest and facing multiple criminal charges and more than two dozen traffic charges after he rammed his vehicle into an occupied Maryland State Police patrol vehicle on May 12, 2020, during a traffic stop.
The accused is identified as James Arthur Knox Jr., 22, (DOB 07/31/1997) of 985 Liberty Grove Road, Colora, Md. Court records show that Knox was charged by Trooper Steven Parisan with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, possession of heroin, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of malicious destruction of property, resisting arrest, obstructing/hindering arrest, disorderly conduct, and 29 traffic charges. He will be taken before a Cecil County District Court commissioner for a bond hearing.
Shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, a Maryland State Police sergeant from the North East Barrack, who was in uniform and a marked patrol vehicle, was working a special aggressive driving enforcement initiative on the Jacob Tome Highway south of Rising Sun.
Police say that the sergeant saw the driver of a northbound GMC pickup truck who was not wearing a seat belt. After getting behind the pickup, the sergeant noted it was swerving in the lane and had multiple safety violations. The truck made an abrupt turn into a business in the 500-block of Rising Sun Road and the trooper stopped behind it. The driver failed to identify himself with a driver’s license and provided the sergeant a name. The sergeant asked the driver to turn his truck off, which he did. The sergeant returned to his patrol vehicle to run a check on the information provided by the driver.
While the sergeant was in his patrol vehicle, the accused re-started his truck and immediately accelerated backwards, ramming twice into the front of the State Police vehicle. The suspect then drove away and fled from the traffic stop.
The sergeant pursued the suspect vehicle and, after driving through two yards, ultimately crashed into a utility pole on Nesbit Road off Harrisville Road. Knox, who was the sole occupant of the truck, fled from the vehicle on foot and the sergeant ran after him. After a foot pursuit over multiple fences and ignoring multiple commands to stop, Knox was apprehended by the sergeant and placed under arrest. Wires that became dislodged from the utility pole ignited the pickup on fire and it was destroyed.
Further investigation determined Knox had initially provided the sergeant a fictitious name. He was subsequently identified as Knox and it was determined has a suspended driver’s license. He also is wanted by Delaware State Police on an open warrant for felony theft.
The sergeant was not injured in the incident.
Knox has been cited in four events by Maryland troopers in recent incidents. Each time, Knox is littered with as many as two dozen traffic citations that run the spectrum of a general failure to do right. Criminal charges included a guilty plea to theft in a plea deal with the Cecil County States Attorney on March 17, 2017, with a burglary charge dropped. THE DEAL: Knox was sentenced to 18 months in jail. The clown show of the Cecil County States Attorney’s Office didn’t manage to keep Knox behind bars or perhaps the fools who are Cecil County District Court Judges decided to allow him work release as evidenced by his ten traffic citations issued on Nov. 13, 2018, by Maryland State Trooper David Waddell.
James Arthur Knox Jr. was committed to the Cecil County Jail with a bail bond hearing set for May 13, 2020, when a District Court Judge can keep in behind bars until a preliminary hearing on June 10, 2020, or give him a cheap bail so he can slink back under a rock.