Man evades police after overnight Wednesday chase

Thursday, December 6, 2012

An attempted traffic stop escalated into a police pursuit early Wednesday morning, but the suspect managed to evade capture when he abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, police said.

The man was not in custody Wednesday afternoon, according to Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey.

The department did not identify the suspect, but Hickey did say officers are investigating.

The incident began about 12:30 a.m. when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle near William and Spanish streets for failing to stay in one lane, Hickey said. The driver refused to obey, leading the officer and several others on a chase for several blocks in south Cape Girardeau.

The man evaded capture when police momentarily lost sight of the vehicle as it darted into an alley, Hickey said.

Officers found the vehicle abandoned a short distance away.

A female passenger was located, Hickey said. She was released after speaking to officers.

The driver was last seen running toward the Common Pleas Courthouse.

Pertinent address:

William Street and South Spanish Street, Cape Girardeau, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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