Frederick County Deputies Arrest Two Subjects from Annapolis on Drug Charges Following Foot Pursuit

Two subjects from Annapolis were reportedly arrested and charged with drug related crimes after a foot pursuit with deputies in Frederick County. 

In a press release, the Frederick County Sheriff's office said that on Saturday, February 4 at approximately 3:20 p.m, a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated an attempt to locate vehicle after observing it near Route 144 and Yeagertown Road, in New Market, Maryland. The deputy recognized the white Acura Sedan, with front end damage, as it fled from an attempted traffic stop on February 3, the release said.  

After a short period attempting to locate the vehicle and while other deputies responded to the area, the suspected occupants of the vehicle were observed walking on Eaglehead Drive. As deputies gave commands to stop, the suspects began to flee, and a foot pursuit started. 

Deputies quickly detained one suspect, Xavier Kimel Mason (right), age 23, of Annapolis, Maryland and took him into custody. A search of Mason yielded the narcotics seized. Mason alerted deputies that one of the other suspects was carrying a handgun. 

Deputies would remain in the area, after several reports of the subjects running through back yards and attempting to call an Uber. Deputies located one subject in the wooded area between Yeagertown Road and Jordan Boulevard.  

Deputies, with help from the Maryland State Police, continued to search the area and located the third suspect hiding in a container in the back yard in the 5700 block of Meyer Avenue. The Brunswick Police Department K9 unit responded and completed an article search with negative results. Deputies did not find a firearm at any of the locations.   

Deputies successfully detained Jamari Elijah Smith (left), age 19, of Annapolis, Maryland. The third suspect was a juvenile and was charged accordingly. Reports say, deputies transported the two adult suspects to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for booking. 

Mason’s eight charges include:
• Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) Possession – Large Amount 
• CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute: Narcotic (x 3 counts)
• CDS Possession – Not Cannabis (x 3 counts)
• Obstructing and Hindering

Smith’s six charges include:
• Conspire -Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) Possession – Large Amount 
• Conspire - CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute: Narcotic (x 3 counts)
• CDS Possession – Not Cannabis 
• Obstructing and Hindering
***Any suspects/arrested/charged individuals and persons of interest named in the articles are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.***