A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged in a deadly hit-and-run with a stolen forklift in Charles County, Maryland over the weekend.
20-Year-Old Murders Woman With Forklift
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary and theft at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in the 2500 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf, around 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 2.
The man drove a forklift into a nearby Home Depot parking lot and plowed it into a parked car.
Here’s What Happened
Documents state Brown was Lowe’s employee when he suddenly left his shift without informing anyone on July 1.
He returned and stole a $20,000 Yale forklift, bashed and rammed the steel storage doors on the southern end of the building.
The steel doors, valued at $20,000, were completely destroyed according to police.
The suspect then rammed a car with a 73-year-old woman sleeping inside, Gloristine Pinkney, who got out after her vehicle was struck, then started running away.
Pinkney tried to run away, but Brown followed her, ran over her with a forklift, stole her car, and fled the scene, according to detectives.
The forklift was found abandoned with Pinkney’s body underneath.
The Charles County Sheriff’s office announced Monday that they arrested Brown after locating the car near his home. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center without bond.
Brown is charged with seven felonies for first- and second-degree murder, first-degree assault, theft of $25,000 to under $100,000, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, second-degree burglary, and theft of $1,500 to under $25,000.
Brown also received four misdemeanors for second-degree assault, malicious destruction of property over $1,000, and two fourth-degree burglary charges.
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