(Pikesville, MD) – The Maryland State Apprehension Team arrested Dante A. Williams this morning, the man wanted for attempted murder, after pushing his girlfriend from a moving vehicle on I-95.
The accused is identified as Dante A. Williams, 36, of no fixed address. He is being processed at the Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack. Williams is charged with attempted first degree murder, and first and second degree assault. Additional charges are pending. After processing, Williams will be seen by a Baltimore County District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance.
Williams was arrested this morning at 6:30 a.m., without incident, by members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team. After receiving a tip, police found Williams at a residence in the 1700 block of Winford Road in Baltimore.
Williams is being charged in connection with an incident on July 19, 2011, shortly after 6:00 p.m., when he was seen driving a borrowed Ford Explorer south on I-95 toward I-195 at about 60 mph. A witness, who was driving nearby, saw Williams’ 27-year-old girlfriend, the victim, ejected from the vehicle. The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment.
Williams was traveling with his girlfriend from Baltimore and his 14-month-old son from another relationship. Apparently, Williams and his girlfriend were arguing when Williams allegedly struck her in the eye and threatened her with a knife.
The girlfriend said she pleaded with Williams to pull over to let her out, but he refused. She said she unlatched her seat belt and opened the door, while continuing to ask Williams to pull over. She said Williams grabbed her and pushed her out of the moving SUV.
The investigation continues...