A man faces evading arrest charges after blowing through a stop sign in front of a deputy and then refusing to let his passenger out as he tried to outrun the law.
The suspect, Joshua Wayne Taylor, 23, will face hearing May 12 before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on charges of evading arrest and reckless endangerment after leading deputy Derek Bowles on a chase that began on Beersheba Highway.
“A blue, four-door vehicle ran a stop sign at the intersection at a high rate of speed,” Bowles said in his warrant.
The suspect accelerated, trying to outrun the lawman. “He was driving in excess of 85 mph,” Bowles said.
Taylor allegedly ran another stop sign at Shellsford Road before eventually stopping at an address on Viola Road. It was there Taylor was collared for evading. It was then the officer spoke to one of the passengers in the vehicle.
“He said he asked Mr. Taylor to stop the vehicle on two different occasions,” Bowles recalled the passenger saying. “Mr. Taylor told him to hold tight.”