The driver attempted to flee, striking the stop sticks, and went on a slow-speed pursuit inside the Costco Distribution lot.
The man came to a stop at the exit lane of Costco where he still refused to get out. Deputies attempted verbal communication and de-escalation, with no resolution. He continued to be confrontational, and deputies deployed OC spray through his open window.
The man still refused to exit the tractor, so deputies broke a window and a deputy entered the cab, used a taser, and detained him.
While in the tractor deputies saw a dead woman on the floorboard.
Deputies will not release the name and identifying information of the victim until the next of kin is notified.
The suspect is currently at Frederick Health Hospital undergoing medical evaluation.
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