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Seaford police chase leads to arrest

Delaware News Desk
Milford Beacon
Milford Beacon

Delaware State Police made an arrest after a pursuit in the Seaford area.

Around 6:20 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, troopers observed a silver Mercury Grand Marquis traveling northbound on Concord Pond Road without a license plate tag light or functioning taillights. When troopers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the driver did not stop and continued northbound on Concord Pond Road. The driver eventually turned onto King Road and then Coverdale Road, traveling at a high rate of speed and committing multiple traffic violations.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop after it slid off the edge of Coverdale Road. The operator, 35-year-old Everett L. Burton of Rehoboth Beach, got out and fled on foot but was subsequently taken into custody.

Burton was charged with felony disregarding a police officer signal, resisting arrest, driving while suspended or revoked, aggressive driving and multiple other traffic violations. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,008 secured bond.