Assault charge started with rear-end accident
Posted on Aug 30, 2011
A Pennsylvania man is being charged with assault after rear-ending a woman on Interstate 83 in Baltimore County and then punching her.
The incident occurred around 10 p.m. July 29 near York Road.
According to Maryland State Police, Michael Henshaw, 30, of York, rear-ended another vehicle, and both drivers pulled over.
Henshaw asked the female driver, whose name has not been released, not to call the police and offered her money. When she started dialing 911 anyway, he pushed her down, grabbed her phone, and punched her several times.
The woman was able to break free from him and fled the scene in her vehicle.
Maryland State Police put out a composite sketch of Henshaw and a description of the damage suspected on his Jeep. Several people called in with information, and police were able to apprehend Henshaw at his Pennsylvania home days later.
Henshaw faces criminal assault charges for the altercation. He is also being charged with driving with a suspended, out-of-state license, reckless driving, negligent driving, and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.