Woman Who Led Police On Vehicle Chase From Baltimore County Apprehended In Frederick

She had outstanding warrants for assault, burglary & arson threat.


Frederick, Md (KM). Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies apprehended a woman Thursday morning following a vehicle chase which began in Baltimore County. Tonya Jeanette Cobbs-Fox, 55, of the 600 block of Cosby Road in Baltimore, was taken into custody at the Exxon station in the 400 block of South Jefferson Street.

Major Tim  Clarke says deputies were notified at 9:46 AM about a vehicle pursuit along Interstate 70, and driver who had outstanding warrants for 1st-degree assault, 3rd-degree burglary and threat of arson stemming from an incident which occurred in Baltimore County. He said Cobbs-Fox got off of I-70 and entered Frederick city from Buckeystown Pike, Route 85. She traveled through several streets in the city before stop sticks were used to deflate both driver’s side tires.

The vehicle stopped at the Exxon station. “She wouldn’t  exit the vehicle. She was observed reaching down below the seat of her vehicle and also putting something inside her shirt, bra area,” says Major Clarke. “Deputies deployed a less than lethal shotgun round, a bean bag round, broke out the driver’s side window which gave us access to the vehicle.”

Cobbs-Fox was taken into custody She was not injured and did not want to be taken to the hospital.

Clarke says deputies found a large knife and a hatchet-type weapon in her car. He says the object placed inside of her bra was a canister of pepper spray.

Cobbs-Fox was turned over to Baltimore County Police.

Officer Jennifer Peach with Baltimore County Police says the vehicle chase began when officers attempted to serve a warrant on Cobbs-Fox for an incident on June 15tth. “That suspect committed a 3rd-degree burglary on a neighbor. They entered on the property, destroyed property, did damage to vehicles on that property,” she says.

In addition, Officer Peach says Cobbs-Fox threatened her neighbor a second time. “The suspect threatened that person’s life and threatened to burn their house down,” she said. “The suspect also displayed knives while threatening that neighbor’s life.”

Major Clarke says the Sheriff’s Office will apply for charges against Cobbs-Fox for offenses committed in Frederick County.


By Kevin McManus