A bail review hearing was postponed Tuesday for the woman identified as the driver of a white van that rammed a Howard County police vehicle before her passenger was fatally shot by police in Mount Airy.
“I have been advised by the detention center that she is being difficult and the only way that we would be able to get her to appear ... would be to physically force her to do so, which I am reluctant to do,” Frederick County District Judge Dino Flores Jr. said at a bail review hearing Tuesday for Shyann Brandi-Dawn Outen. Outen, 28, of Woodbine, also refused representation by a public defender when contacted by that office Tuesday morning, said Stephanie Pankiewicz, an assistant public defender.
Cody Ethan Mitchell, 26, of Damascus, was killed Monday when two Howard County police officers opened fire on the van at about noon Monday on Penn Shop Road near Md. 27, according to a news release from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. Mitchell’s body was scheduled for an autopsy at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore as of Tuesday, the release states.
As of Tuesday, Outen was being charged only with first-degree burglary and theft from $1,000 to $10,000 in connection with Monday’s investigation, according to online court records.