A Magnolia man, identified as Timothy J. McLeish, 33, has been jailed after being involved in a police chase near Harrington.
The case began Sunday when a Harrington Police officer tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation on South DuPont Highway, near the Milford-Harrington Highway, said department spokesman Lt. Earl Brode.
The vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe, sped up as the officer tried to make the stop and drove onto Carpenter Bridge Road, where the driver lost control. The two occupants tried to run away, but officers were able to catch McLeish. The other man remains at large.
McLeish was treated for a shoulder injury he sustained while trying to jump a fence during the foot pursuit, Brode said.
He was charged with disregarding a police officer’s signal, resisting arrest, hindering prosecution and several traffic offenses, Brode said, and ordered jailed at the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of a $2,450 secured bond.
The second suspect was described as a black man standing 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighing approximately 145 to 160 pounds. McLeish refused to cooperate with police in their attempts to identify the man, who is believed to have been the driver.
Delaware State Police patrol units assisted Harrington Police with the pursuit, Brode said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Harrington Police Department at (302) 398-4493 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.