|Stafford Sheriff's Office Pursuit Arrest|
|By Major Shawn Kimmitz|
|June 22, 2020|
On June 18 at approximately 12:47 p.m., Deputy Demirci observed a Chevy sedan passing illegally on the shoulder of I-95. He attempted to conduct a traffic stop at the Centerport Parkway exit, however the driver refused to stop and initiated a pursuit.
As the pursuit continued northbound on the Interstate, Deputy Demirci updated the location with the Emergency Communications Center. Fortunately, Deputy E. Taylor was only a few tenths of a mile ahead. As the suspect approached Deputy Taylor’s marked cruiser, the suspect turned abruptly toward the wood line and crashed into a tree.
The suspect exited the crashed vehicle from the passenger side window and fled into the wooded area, running toward Jefferson Davis Highway along Potomac Creek.
Deputy Demirci deployed his K-9 Titan while other deputies responded to the area to establish a perimeter. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team and a second K-9 Team of Deputy Myers and K-9 Gunner also responded to assist in the search. During the track, deputies located the suspect’s cell phone. The Sheriff’s Office would also like to recognize the helpful calls from citizens during the search.
The suspect was eventually located hiding on the property of a business on Utah Place and taken into custody. The suspect has been identified as James Pullen, 38, of Stafford. Pullen was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $3,500 bond for the charges of eluding, reckless driving, obstruction, drinking while operating a motor vehicle, driving revoked and a traffic light violation.