Auto Theft Suspect In Custody Following Multi-Vehicle Collisions
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Gaithersburg, MD – A 19-year-old male from Southeast D.C. is in custody following multiple vehicle collisions and a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle.
At approximately 3:50 p.m., on Tuesday, October 5, Montgomery County Police officers responded to the area of Leland St. and 46th St. in Chevy Chase for the report of a stolen vehicle that just occurred.
The victim, a food delivery driver, stated that he left his vehicle, a 2010 Chevy Camaro, running on the street. The suspect entered the vehicle and fled the area.
When responding officers located the stolen vehicle a short time later, the initial officer approached the vehicle and the suspect intentionally rammed the officer’s cruiser, in order to flee the scene,
While engaged in the pursuit, the suspect later rammed an additional police cruiser and damaged six civilian vehicles. In the area of East West Hwy and Washington Ave., the suspect lost control of the vehicle and overturned, where he bailed out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. The suspect was apprehended following a brief foot pursuit and taken into custody.
The suspect, Demontre Satterwhite-Walker, faces potential charges of motor vehicle theft, unauthorized removal of a vehicle, theft between $1500 and $25,000, rogue and vagabond charges, and multiple first-degree assault charges, as well as multiple traffic offenses.
No injuries have been reported at this time. This is an active and ongoing investigation.