UPDATED @ 11:39 AM Breaking News: Abbeville Police in ChaseRickey Stokes
Posted by: raltman
Date: Feb 28 2014 9:09 AM
Abbeville Police and/or other agencies have been involved in a chase, the vehicle has been pitted on 431 and it is our understanding it is now in Barbour County.
Matt is en-route and will update shortly.
UPDATED @ 11:39 AM
Abbeville Police went to stop a vehicle north bound on Highway 431. The person driving the vehicle, not the person under the blue lights, made a decision to not obey the blue lights and stop. A pursuit took place.
UNOFFICIAL reports are the speed reached about 80 MPH. The officer requested permission from Abbeville Police Chief Marlos Walker to pit the suspect vehicle. Permission was granted once in a safe position.
The chase is reported to have continued into Barbour County on County Road 73. On that road, in a safe place, the Abbeville Police Officer pited the suspect vehicle. The driver was taken into custody.
The reason the person made a conscious decision not to obey the blue lights is unknown.