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June 28, 2014

Drug charges filed in chase incident

NEW CASTLE — Additional charges have been filed against a man in connection with a chase on the city’s West Side.

Duane Germaine Evans, 21, of 116 E. Edison Ave. is now charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia by New Castle police.

He remains at large with a warrant out for his arrest

Evans was originally charged after officers chased a vehicle June 18 they said Evans had been driving. Police pursued the vehicle along West State, West Washington and other streets at what they described as high speed. At one point, they said, three people jumped out of the vehicle and officers chased them on foot. They gave up pursuit of the vehicle, which was later recovered on Pollock Avenue.

Initially, Evans — who had been wanted on a warrant — was charged with fleeing from police officers, flight to avoid apprehension, reckless driving, careless driving and driving with a suspended license.

Friday, those charges were withdrawn and a new complaint was filed against Evans. It included the original charges as well as the drug counts.

Police said the drug charges against Evans involve the discovery of 0.7 grams of suspected crack cocaine in the vehicle he had been driving.

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