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A man has been charged with several misdemeanors and eluding police, a felony, after allegedly rear-ending an unmarked police car, driving away from the scene, and leading officers on a high-speed chase through James City County, police said.
Maximilian Schober, 22, of Toano, is charged with eluding police, brandishing a firearm, driving with a suspended license, obstruction of justice, reckless driving and hit and run, according to James City Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said.
On Nov. 14, a James City County Police Department investigator was stopped for a school bus on Centerville Road when another vehicle slammed into the rear of the investigator’s unmarked police car, Williams said.
The car backed up and drove past the investigator’s car into oncoming traffic, toward Jolly Pond Road, Williams said.
The investigator followed the car, the driver of which was later identified as Schober, and attempted to stop him. Other police officers also observed the car traveling at a high rate of speed in a northwest direction, Williams said.
Schober eventually stopped on Church Lane and ran into his residence on School Lane, police said.
Schober then came to the door of the house holding what police believed was a shotgun, Williams said, but police tased him and were able to take him into custody.
The gun was later identified as a BB gun.
According to Williamsburg- James City County General District Court records, Schober was found guilty of shooting into a public place in 2014.
In 2015, he was convicted of speeding 20 mph over the speed limit, defective/unsafe equipment and expired state inspection, court records show.
In September, he was found guilty on one count of driving while intoxicated, according to court records.
Schober is scheduled to appear in the Williamsburg- James City County General District Court for a hearing Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.