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May 14, 2013

Suspect leads police on East Side chase

NEW CASTLE — A Shenango Township man is accused of fleeing New Castle police Sunday night and leading them on a pursuit.

The chase ended in Shenango Township when officers lost sight of his car.

Colby James Marshall, 21, of 5213 Ellwood Road, is now wanted on a warrant. New Castle police filed 25 charges against Marshall yesterday.

Officers had stopped a silver Dodge Durango around 10:30 p.m. Sunday after seeing it go through a stop sign on Countyline Street at Milton Street, police said.

Two passengers in the car had no identification and police learned Marshall is wanted on two bench warrants from county courts and an outstanding warrant by state police for theft-related charges filed last month.

When Marshall refused multiple requests to get out of his car, police said, officers tried to physically remove him and a male passenger began moving around. Police tried to restrain the passenger, they said, and Marshall began driving away while two officers still had their arms inside the car. The car dragged them a couple of feet, then they let go of the suspects, according to police.

Officers followed Marshall’s car, but lost sight of it because of its speed, they said.

The male passenger jumped out on Kurtz Street while the car was moving, police said. He told officers he had jumped out because he is on probation and did not want to get into trouble.

Police received a call from the woman who was the back seat passenger in Marshall’s vehicle, saying she was on Galbreath Street at the home of the male passenger.

He told police Marshall had three shotguns in the car, they said. The woman told police she feared for her life while Marshall was driving and asked him several times to let her out but he refused. He finally let her out on Hamilton Street, she told police.

New charges were filed against Marshall including two counts each of aggravated assault and harassment and one count each of possession of a firearm, fleeing and eluding police, flight to avoid apprehension, unlawful restraint risking serious bodily injury, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, false imprisonment, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, driving at unsafe speed, stop and yield sign violation, careless driving, reckless driving and not wearing a safety belt.

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