(June 14, 2019) Jason Diggs Jr., 19, of Frederick was arrested on a pair of felony counts for theft under $25,000 and unlawful removal of a motor vehicle after police allege he, and a pair of unidentified juveniles, fled in a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop on Saturday just after 1:30 p.m.
Patrol officers reported seeing a gray 2009 Audi A4 traveling north on South Baltimore Avenue without front licenses plates attached, as required by Maryland law, and initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Division Street.
According to the police report, upon being requested to stop, both the driver and two passengers darted from inside the vehicle and fled on foot.
Police were able to apprehend Diggs a short time later along with a pair of juvenile companions.
A pair of witnesses later identified Diggs as being a passenger inside the Audi, police said.
After running a wanted check of the vehicle, police discovered it was reported stolen in Frederick.
Police later spoke to the owner of the Audi who said Diggs did not have permission to use the vehicle.
Diggs was released the following day after posting $5,000 bond and has a trial scheduled July 17 in Worcester County District Court in Ocean City.