Police have charged a man for allegedly leading officers on a chase which ended in a crash Sunday evening.
Tyquan L. Crawford, 22, is being charged with felony counts of failure to comply, burglary, and assault on a police officer.
Officers said they spotted a car that appeared to have an impaired person in it near Hamilton and Groves roads Sunday evening. Police attempted to pull over the car over, but it took off, hitting two vehicles and the police cruiser.
Authorities said the officer then forced the car off the road with a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) maneuver. The car crashed on South James Road.
Two people were ejected from the vehicle while the other two occupants ran off.
The pursuing officer chased one suspect believed to be the driver, later identified as Crawford. The officer’s gun discharged while jumping a fence to pursue the suspect.
Crawford was arrested hiding in an upstairs bedroom of an apartment. Crawford allegedly struck an officer in the face during the arrest. Officers said they had to use a Taser and mace to take Crawford into custody.
A judge set a $150,000 bond for Crawford.
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