By Jennifer Ragusa
Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer
Melissa Joyce Moen, 38, of the 100 block of Wiltshire Road and Christopher Levar Cox, 33, of the 300 block of Magnolia Terrace near Essex were both being held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center pending extradition procedures, police said.
Police said that the two also face charges unrelated to the Virginia case, including first-degree burglary, misdemeanor theft and credit card fraud.
The two were taken into custody at 1:07 p.m. Friday after engaging officers in an extensive pursuit that was broadcast on Facebook Live by local TV news stations, police said.
Police said the pursuit resulted in no collisions or injuries to any citizens, officers or the two suspects. According to police, ammunition and two long guns were thrown out of the suspects’ vehicle windows during the pursuit.
Detectives from Newport News, Virginia, asked Baltimore area police to be on the lookout for a silver Scion believed to be involved in a homicide in Virginia that morning, police said. Detectives suspected the vehicle was heading toward the Essex area.
Police found the Scion leaving a parking lot near the Back River off of Eastern Boulevard in Essex and followed it into the Parkville area, police said. Police attempted to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle began to flee, starting the pursuit.
Police said the Scion continued to travel into Baltimore City on Hartford Road near Taylor Avenue. Two local news station helicopters began filming the pursuits and aired it on Facebook Live. Police were finally able to box the Scion in on a parking lot in the 12500 block of Eastern Avenue.