Bail Reduced for Germantown Woman Accused of Dragging Pennsylvania Police Officer
The Germantown woman charged with conspiring with a group of people to pull a Pennsylvania police officer into the car she was in and dragging him for 125 feet had her bail reduced by a judge in York County, Pennsylvania last week, according to reports.
Bail for Jenny Kim, 38, of Coachmans Road in Germantown, was reduced from $250,000 to $50,000 after a bail hearing in front of Court of Common Pleas Judge Harry Ness on Thursday, June 2, according to the York Daily Register.
Kim is charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and related offenses. She was in a car with two other people on Nov. 4, 2015 in Glen Rock, PA, when one of them grabbed Southern Regional police officer Michael Storeman as he investigated “suspected drug activity,” reported the York Dispatch.
Kim's co-defendants, Roberto Tabares Jr., 38, of Rockville, and David Achstetter, 36, of Gaithersburg, previously had their bail reduced, according to reports.
Southern Regional Police say Officer Michael Storeman was called to investigate suspicious people in a vehicle near a convenience store in Glen Rock, Pa. He approached the vehicle and observed a female slumped over in the back and two male subjects in the front. According to charging documents, when Storeman approached the Toyota he saw Kim in the back seat injecting herself in the arm using a syringe he believed contained heroin. The male subjects began to make movements, and the officer attempted to open the passenger door.
The passenger in the car grabbed Officer Storeman’s arm and pulled him towards the vehicle while the driver rapidly accelerated. The officer was dragged down the street, and his body struck a stopped vehicle causing him to slide across the roadway. He was taken to the York Hospital Trauma Room and was later discharged with multiple injuries. Officer Storeman suffered an ankle injury and road rash abrasions, but his injuries were not life-threatening.
Southern Region Police allege that Tabares was the driver, and Achstetter was the front seat passenger who police say grabbed Officer Storman’s arm as he attempted to open the passenger side door of the black 2011 Toyota Camry with Maryland registration. They have been charged with aggravated assault, hindering apprehension or prosecution, unlawful restraint, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and criminal mischief.
All three have been arrested multiple times in Montgomery County for drugs and weapons related charges since 1995, according to Maryland Case Search.
Photo courtesy Southern Regional Police.