Police Chase In Car and On Foot
DEXTER – Police Dept. Maj. Larry Patterson, Jr., Thursday said officers here recovered a vehicle stolen from Kennett after chasing its driver both on city streets and on foot.
The major said at approximately 1:15 am Thursday officers saw a blue Buick passenger car traveling south on Catalpa Street. The Buick was being operated in an erratic manner, Patterson noted.
When police attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver failed to yield and the chase began, the major said.
Officers continued to follow the Buick and attempted to stop the vehicle as it circled a few blocks through town, police said.
The driver ditched the vehicle and ran, Patterson said. He escaped officers and is now being hunted, the major noted.
The suspect is a white male with dark hair and wearing a black, sleeveless t-shirt and jeans, police reported.
It later was discovered that the Buick was taken from an auto repair shop at Kennett, Patterson said.
The vehicle was reported stolen to Kennett police Wednesday, the major noted. It was believed to have been taken between 5 pm Tuesday and 8 am Wednesday, police said.
The Buick was towed and impounded, Patterson said. It was scheduled Thursday for police processing, Patterson said.