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Man Facing 20 Charges After Pursuit, Fleeing On Foot, Released On OR

The Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man after a vehicle pursuit during which the passenger fled on foot and the driver was later taken into custody, with marijuana found in the vehicle, according to Public Information Officer, Sergeant Darren c.

Lester said the incident occurred on Friday, November 13, 2020, at approximately 12:31 a.m. A Trooper from Troop 1 Penny Hill observed a silver Kia Spectra bearing a fictitious New Jersey Registration Plate leaving the area of Rysing Drive and heading north on Governor Printz Boulevard. The Trooper activated his lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The drive and a passenger failed to stop.

The suspect vehicle made several turns while slowing, however, it did not stop for the Trooper. Once on Kynlyn Drive, the vehicle stopped and the front seat passenger fled on foot away from the vehicle. The Trooper exited his vehicle to give chase, ordering the individual to stop. At this point, the suspect vehicle pulled away at a high rate of speed, said Lester. The Trooper disregarded the running passenger, got back into the patrol vehicle and began to catch up to the Kia Spectra. The suspect vehicle made several turns while attempting to flee eventually pulling into a small parking lot off of Riverside Drive. The driver of the Kia Spectra fled on foot with the Trooper giving chase. While chasing the suspect, the Trooper was shouting multiple commands for the suspect to stop. Eventually, the suspect stopped, complied with commands, and was taken into custody without incident.

The vehicle driver was identified as 19-year-old Christopher F. Deputy of Wilmington.

Located within the center console of the Kia Spectra was approximately 4.35 grams of marijuana, said Lester.

Deputy was charged with:

Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
Conspiracy 2nd (Felony)
Resisting Arrest
Possession of Marijuana (Civil)

He was also charged with 16 traffic-related offenses to include:
Reckless Driving
No Insurance
Driving w/o a License
Fictitious Registration.

Defendant Deputy was arraigned at J.P. Court 11 and was released on $1,350.00 unsecured bond for the criminal charges and his own recognizance on the traffic charges.

Lester said the fleeing passenger has been positively identified as 28-year-old Jarrod K. Reams. Warrants are on file at Troop 1 Penny Hill for Reams arrest. Reams is currently also wanted out of Newark Alderman’s Court. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Reams is asked to call Delaware State Police Troop 1 at 302-761-6677 or 911.

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