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Thurmont Man Arrested in Assault, Chase with Police

Officers say James Kevin Myers, 51, was paroled on Aug. 8, 2013 for first-degree rape and assault with intent to commit rape.
THURMONT, Md. - Police say a Thurmont man is behind bars after he threatened to sexually assault his sister-in-law and led police on an extensive chase through the county. 

Officers say James Kevin Myers, 51, was paroled on Aug. 8, 2013 for first-degree rape and assault with intent to commit rape. They say while Myers was on parole and living with his brother and sister-in-law in Thurmont, he threatened to rape his sister-in-law and harm his brother. 

A protective order was issued on Myers on Monday, Sept. 23 to remove him from the house, said officers. Around 5 p.m. a Parole Retake Warrant was issued for Myers. Later that same day officers were able to locate Myers in the area of Rt. 77 and Rt. 15 and attempted to stop him. Myers sped away from police traveling southbound on Rt. 15 at a high rate of speed. 

Officers say during the chase Myers crashed his vehicle in the median on Rt. 15 at Motter Avenue. They say he was taken to Shock Trauma where he was treated and then let go. 

Upon his release, Thurmont officers transported Myers to the Maryland Reception Diagnostic and Classification Center in Baltimore where he will continue to be held, according to police. 

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