GRASONVILLE — A Catonsville man is charged with attempted second-degree murder after a reported road rage incident in Queen Anne’s County on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Maryland State Police Centreville received several 911 calls around 4:30 p.m. about a motorist on Route 50 west deliberately ramming another vehicle and attempting to it run it off the highway west of Nesbitt Road. Both SUVs sustained significant damage, police said.
As Tpr. Tori Bertrand was responding, the barracks received another 911 call from the alleged victim, police said. The woman told police her son, Race Nelson Robinson, 29, had deliberately tried to kill her. She also said she believed he might try again using a gun.
The investigation found the accused drove his SUV into his mother’s SUV at highway speeds, attempted to block the her in to prevent her from escaping, and then fled the area, police said. The Queenstown woman was able to avoid striking anything with her vehicle and luckily escaped without sustaining any physical injury, police said.
Troopers from MSP Golden Ring and Baltimore County Police located Robinson at his residence in Catonsville later Saturday evening and arrested him.
He was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to obey a properly placed traffic control device, unsafe lane change and stopping on a highway when prohibited.
“When you use a motor vehicle at highway speed to ram another occupied vehicle, the inference that can be drawn is the intent to cause serious bodily injury or death,” said Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney Lance Richardson.
He called it a big weapon. “You’re using several thousands of pounds of steel,” he said.
Robinson was returned to the Centreville Barracks and processed. He refused to cooperate when taken before the court commissioner early Nov. 24 and was ordered held until his bail review.
At his bail review Nov. 25, Robinson was ordered to continue being held without bail and remains in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.