New Castle News


June 7, 2013

Man charged in police chase

NEW CASTLE — A New Castle man is being charged with fleeing from police as the result of a car chase this week.

Hickory Township police said they were pursuing Jacob Daniel Edwards, 29, of 1708 Harlansburg Road around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Officers said they eventually lost track of him.

In a document filed in the office of District Judge David Rishel, officers said they had spotted Edwards on Eastbrook-Neshannock Falls Road, recognizing him from a traffic stop earlier in the day, where they allege he was driving with a suspended license.

Police said they attempted to pull the vehicle over on Devil’s Elbow Road, but the driver took off. A chase ensued onto Cameron Road and Harlansburg Road. At that point, officers said, the driver turned off the vehicle’s lights and police lost sight of the car.

However, a short time later, New Castle police said they observed the vehicle at the Croton Avenue and Cascade Street intersection.

Hickory and New Castle police then continued pursuit of the vehicle onto Butler Avenue and Route 422, where it turned into the drive of Duke’s Sporting Goods. It then traveled on a dirt road to Old Butler Road and pursuit continued west, where contact eventually was lost.

In addition to fleeing police, Edwards is charged with driving without lights in order to avoid arrest, reckless driving, driving under a suspended license and failing to have proper rear lights.

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