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July 1, 2014

City man charged with fleeing police

NEW CASTLE — A New Castle man, wanted for criminal trespass, is facing new charges after he allegedly fled from police.

Rodney Eugene Parchman Jr., 23, of 320 Bell Ave. was arrested by New Castle police Saturday after an incident on the city’s West Side.

Officers said they had observed a vehicle registered to Parchman near Falls and Sankey streets at 7:15 p.m. Police said they knew there was an active arrest warrant out on Parchman for criminal trespass and simple assault.

Officers said they conducted a traffic stop on Lowry Street, but the driver got out and fled on foot. Officers pursued the suspect and Parchman was later taken into custody in the area.

He is now also charged with flight to avoid apprehension and disorderly conduct. He was placed in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $1,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 8.

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