10/30/2023 Stop Stick News: 16 Spooky Pursuit Stories from Across the Country – A carjacking fight, Cross Town Chases,Crime while on Bail, wrongway driving, and more.

October 30, 2023

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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Man fights off alleged carjacker to save grandchildren in South Nashville Tennessee

by Andy Cordan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Members of the Metro Nashville Police Department worked together to arrest a man who allegedly stole and crashed two cars in the same crime spree Wednesday evening.News 2 has obtained aerial surveillance video shot by an MNPD helicopter following the carjacking suspect — identified by authorities as Elijah Malik McDowell, a convicted felon on probation out of Rutherford County — on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

The video shows the 27-year-old driving a Dodge Charger that he reportedly stole at gunpoint on Murfreesboro Pike. McDowell lost control on Interstate 440 after running over spike strips set out by officers, so the vehicle spun off into the median and rolled over.

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Tulsa Police Arrest Man After Leading Officers On Cross-Town Chase Arizona

by David Griffin  –

Tulsa Police have arrested a man who they say threatened to kill someone before leading officers on a cross-town chase.Police say that it started late Friday night when Derry Brazil threatened to kill someone at the Days Inn at 91st and Riverside if they didn’t give him a different room to stay in.

When officers arrived at the scene, Brazil got in his car and led the police on a high-speed chase for over half an hour, even driving in the wrong direction at one point.

Officers laid out spike strips to slow him down, and Brazil pulled into the Hard Rock Casino parking lot before fighting police, and even biting an officer.

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Operation Safe Streets II continues to make arrests Arizona

by Mark Hays mark.hays@myheraldreview.com

As the first week of Operation Safe Streets II progresses, the task force continues to make arrests of human smuggling suspects.

New information emerged in relation to a pursuit on Tuesday, when around 10 p.m., deputies with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office were informed that a white Dodge Charger had fled from another agency in Hereford, and was traveling at high speeds towards Sierra Vista.

A CCSO deputy saw a vehicle that matched this description at Highway 90 and Airport Rd., and while they were trying to catch up, an officer from the Huachuca City Police Department noted the vehicle driving through the town at more than 100 mph.

Law enforcement began a pursuit of the Charger after it nearly had a crash with another vehicle at the Highway 90 and 82 intersections.

“Sierra Vista and Benson patrol deputies pursued the vehicle North on Highway 90 confirming speeds of 120 mph,” a post of CCSO’s Facebook page said.

As the pursuit moved towards Benson, contact was made with the Benson Police Department who closed an intersection on Highway 90 near Love’s Truck Stop. CCSO says that as the vehicle entered the westbound I-10 on ramp, it hit spike strips placed by the Benson Police and US Border Patrol and briefly stopped, as two occupants fled into the brush

The vehicle drove down I-10 for about two miles before coming to a stop from tire deflation.

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Suspected in Grand Theft and Out on Bail From Attempted Murder Charges, Fortuna Man Taken Into Custody After Short Pursuit When His Truck Breaks Down – California

On 10/26/2023, at about 8:45 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were on patrol in the area of the US Highway 101 and Highway 36 interchange. A Toyota truck, known to the Deputies to have been used in the commission of a recent burglary and vehicle theft, was observed traveling northbound on Sandy Prairie Road, Alton. The Deputies attempted a traffic enforcement stop and the truck fled, prompting a short pursuit.

The pursuit was discontinued when the truck began traveling on US Hwy 101, southbound in the northbound travel lanes. The truck proceeded at a slow rate of speed to the area of US Hwy 101 and Metropolitan Road when the truck experienced mechanical failure and came to a stop. HCSO Deputies, assisted by Fortuna Police and Rio Dell Police Officers, established a traffic closure on the highway and deployed spike strips to further contain the truck. The driver of the truck, identified as 34-year-old Clayton Miller of Fortuna, was uncooperative with Deputies/ Officers and a K9 unit was deployed during his apprehension.

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39-year-old man arrested for DWI after allegedly driving wrong way on Westpark Tollway Texas

ABC13 Houston –

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Another wrong-way driver on the Westpark Tollway was arrested after allegedly leading deputies on a 12-mile chase last week.

The Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 5 arrested 39-year-old Arthur Elton Jefferson, charged with driving while intoxicated and evading arrest.

In the early morning of Oct. 16, deputies said they were alerted of a wrong-way driver on the toll road at Post Oak. The driver was going westbound in the eastbound lanes at a high speed, authorities said.

Pct. 5 deputies said they tried multiple times to get his attention, but nothing seemed to work, prompting a pursuit that reportedly lasted 12 miles.

The constable’s office also shared traffic camera footage showing the driver going the wrong way for some time. Deputies finally got him to stop by putting out spike strips, and thankfully, there were no crashes or injuries.

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Show is over for dangerous drivers in Wyndham -Australia

Mirage News –

A man from Ft.| Pierce was taken into custody Tuesday after initiating a high-speed pursuit in Sebastian, reaching speeds nearing 100 mph.

Deputies received alerts about a potentially dangerous driver piloting a white Toyota Tacoma on U.S. Highway 1, who was reportedly exceeding speeds of 100 mph.

Upon spotting the truck, notably swerving between lanes, the chase began as the vehicle turned westward onto CR-510. The driver discarded an unidentified object from the window and accelerated to 80 mph. Despite the deputies’ efforts to stop the truck using their lights and sirens, the driver disregarded public safety, as stated in official documents.

Close to 90th Avenue, another deputy awaited him, effectively blocking all southward traffic near Sebastian River High School. Even after authorities utilized stop sticks, the Tacoma driver maintained a speed of over 80 mph.

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Police: Three teens caught trying to break into cars– Connecticut

by John Schwing  –

WESTPORT — Three teenagers were caught early Sunday after trying to break into cars parked in a resident’s driveway, police said.

The trio was nabbed on Interstate 95 trying to flee from police a day before nine people — three young adults and six juveniles — were charged with similar crimes in town. The latter suspects were apprehended after causing chaos on local streets attempting to elude police.

One of the teens arrested Sunday — 18-year-old Kenmar Shyaam Ausar-Allen, of Meriden — was charged as an adult, while his 17- and 16-year-old accomplices were charged as juveniles.

Police said a local homeowner called “911” shortly before 4:30 a.m. Sunday to report that intruders in his driveway were trying to break into parked vehicles.

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Vehicle theft blamed on methWashington

Vehicle theft blamed on meth – Port Town. –,146088?

Ryan David Anderson, 41, of Bremerton, has been charged with theft of two motor vehicles, attempting to elude a police unit in pursuit and 10 counts of second degree theft in Superior Court.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Officer (JCSO) Art Frank’s probable cause statement, on August 25 a chase began with two JCSO patrol units in pursuit of Anderson, and that the 2014 Toyota Scion was being driven at high speeds, recklessly and was the reason for several units to be covering the area in the chase.

Frank’s wrote that at one point Anderson had slowed the Scion to about 10 mph and came to a full stop to decide where to go, taking a moment to roll down his window and look at the deputy. Frank yelled at him multiple times to stop fleeing, but Anderson continued off and soon drove over a spike strip and into a ditch, disabling the vehicle.

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Kansas City man charged after high-speed chase on I-70 Missouri

by Jennifer Weiser

A Kansas City man has been charged after a high-speed chase on Interstate 70 in Montgomery County.

On Saturday, October 21, 2023, a Montgomery County deputy saw a stolen 2015 Dodge Challenger driving west on I-70.

Deputies tried to pull the car over, but it wouldn’t stop.

The chase reached speeds of 120 miles per hour. Court documents state that deputies said the car was passing other vehicles on the shoulder, followed too close, and cut off vehicles.

Around the 149.8-mile marker, a Callaway County deputy was able to deploy spike strips, which deflated the car’s front tires.

The car kept going, slowing to 100 miles per hour.

As the chase got closer to Kingdom City, the car went off the north side of the road and stopped near Station #3 of the Callaway County Ambulance District because of the damage to the rims of the tires.

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High speed police chase ends in Williamson County Illinois

101.5 WCIL-FM –

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (WJPF) – A man has been arrested after stealing a vehicle in Shawneetown and leading police on a high speed chase that ended near Marion.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s says they were notified around 5:00 p.m. Thursday that the stolen auto was headed their way. Deputies deployed stop sticks near the intersection of Route 13 and Stilley’s Mill Road. The stop sticks blew out both driver’s side tires, but that didn’t stop the chase. The driver continued heading west on Route 13, eventually crashing into a squad car near the intersection of Routes 13 and 166.

The driver, Jonathan Terrell, was arrested on a number of charges including felony DUI, possession of a stolen vehicle, and aggravated fleeing and eluding. More charges are expected to be filed.

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From the Public Safety Cockpit – California

by The National Police Association

One other advantage of body-worn cameras (BWCs) used by law enforcement officers for varying purposes is the unique ability to be a vicarious spectator witnessing major police actions unfold…and all the supersensory stimuli that go with it.

Such a hair-raising scene experienced by law enforcement officers is the mobile police pursuit whereby all the senses ignite and the objectives taught during ample training days come to fruition (or close enough to score a win).

Recently, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) in Florida uploaded footage recorded by a deputy’s BWC as he maneuvered his cruiser during a pursuit, in rainfall, exhibiting a dizzying display of automobile handling at super-high speeds.

Stop sticks were involved. Multiple police agency coordination was also a key component.

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Man arrested after police chase ended with four deflated tires North Carolina

by Robert Sullivan

SALISBURY — Police arrested a man after his attempt to flee from a traffic stop ended when stop sticks deflated all four of his tires Monday night.

According to police reports, officers from the China Grove Police Department attempted to perform a traffic stop on a Mercedes Benz E300. The driver of the Mercedes then fled onto Interstate 85 heading north. Deputy Lucas Black joined the chase around the Julian Road exit and took over as the lead car. The driver proceeded on the interstate until he exited onto Long Ferry Road.

During the pursuit, Black reportedly relayed that the driver had tossed a bag of marijuana out of his window.

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Driver of fleeing Mercedes arrested after tire deflation device used North Carolina

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – Deputies say that a driver who was trying to outrun law enforcement came to a slow stop after stop sticks, or tire deflation devices, were deployed.

According to the report, China Grove Police Department officers initiated a traffic stop on a Mercedes Benz e300 on Monday night. They say the driver fled towards I-85 with the officers in pursuit.

The driver then turned onto northbound I-85. Deputy Lucas Black of the Rowan Sheriff’s Office joined the chase at Julian Road, the report said.

The Mercedes then left the interstate at Long Ferry Road heading east, then turned onto Leonard Road, turning back onto Long Ferry Road at Goodman Lake.

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Pursuit in Salem results in two drug arrests – Ohio

SALEM — A pursuit in Salem Thursday evening led to two arrests.

Police Chief J.T. Panezott said that as part of an active investigation into individuals known to be involved with drug trafficking, a traffic stop was attempted by the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office on a vehicle at the state Route 45 bypass, which then fled. Panezott said that the vehicle fled into Salem and a Salem officer was able to deploy a Stop Stick, deflating at least one of the fleeing vehicle’s tires, with the pursuit concluding on Depot Road.

Panezott said that suspected methamphetamines and U.S. currency which had been thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit had been recovered and that two arrests had been made, but that he did not know their names at that time.

“I’m very proud of everyone that was involved. It was executed safely, the bad guys are in jail, and they were able to take some drugs off the street,” said Panezott.

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Atlanta pair arrested after high-speed chase Georgia

Appen Media

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County deputies arrested two Atlanta men Sept. 25 on multiple charges following a high-speed chase on Ga. 400.

Deputies reported observing a Honda Civic stopped on the right shoulder of the exit 15 ramp on northbound Ga. 400 around 11 p.m. Sept. 24. When deputies approached the vehicle, it pulled out in front of another vehicle without its headlights on.

The suspect vehicle reportedly drove through the red light onto Bald Ridge Marina Road, and deputies pursued the vehicle onto southbound Ga. 400.


Deputies reported the suspect vehicle entered the highway at 90 mph and accelerated beyond 100 mph. Deputies could not perform a PIT maneuver because of the speeds and presence of other drivers, the report states.

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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office: Fleeing suspect was felon, had brass knuckles Michigan

Monroe News  –

ERIE TOWNSHIP – A man wanted on felony warrants and who tried to escape sheriff’s deputies was captured after a car chase on I-75 during the weekend.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reported the incident began Saturday when Deputy Cody Carena spotted a Mercury Sable cross the centerline of Sterns Road near South Dixie Highway in Erie Township.

When he looked up the vehicle’s Ohio license plate, he discovered that the vehicle was improperly registered. Carena initiated a traffic stop on Summit Street near the northbound I-75 entrance ramp.

Upon making contact with the vehicle, the driver was identified as a 30-year-old Monroe resident. The deputy was familiar with the driver from prior contacts and believed that he was wanted on several active felony warrants. He also had a history of fleeing and eluding police.

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Colo. man, woman arrested after chase, officer-involved shooting in Pratt County – Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Update Monday night: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation late Monday night provided further information on a series of events that led to an officer-involved shooting in rural Pratt County and the arrests of a man and a woman from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The KBI said this began with a chase starting on Highway 54 in Kingman County involving a 2016 Honda Odyssey reported stolen out of Saline County. The van departed, leading to a search by the Kansas Highway Patrol and deputies with the Kingman County Sheriff’s Office.

“They found the van stopped along the highway and positioned patrol vehicles in front of and behind it. The female driver then rammed a Kingman County patrol car and fled. A chase ensued and entered Pratt County, at which time the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office joined,” the KBI said. “During the pursuit the male and female occupants switched who was driving.”

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