Battery suspect arrested after brief pursuit

A man, identified by witnesses on scene as 37-year-old Telly Mitchell was arrested Monday evening after allegedly beating a man at a liquor and then leading deputies on a brief chase. (Photo by TONY CHEVAL)

The man who crashed this older-model Honda into a curb during a police pursuit was arrested Monday evening for beating a man at a Lancaster liquor store. (Photos by TONY CHEVAL)

LANCASTER – A man suspected of biting and beating a man at a liquor store, leading deputies on a brief car chase and then forcing himself inside someone’s apartment to escape capture was arrested Monday evening.

Telly Mitchell, 37, was arrested around 7 p.m.  Monday in the 43600 Block of Standridge Avenue in Lancaster, authorities said.

Witnesses said the suspect's name was Telly Mitchell.

Witnesses said the suspect’s name was Telly Mitchell.

Mitchell is suspected of beating a man at the Bootleggers liquor store on Avenue K and Division Street, according to Lancaster Station Watch Sgt. K. Turrill.

“Deputies responded to a fight call and they were directed to a suspect’s vehicle,” Turrill said. “The deputies attempted to pull the vehicle over, a pursuit was initiated.”

Mitchell led deputies on a brief chase, in an older-model Honda with no plates, before crashing the vehicle into a curb near an apartment complex on Standridge Avenue.

“The vehicle became disabled; the suspect ran on foot and was eventually caught within a containment,” Turrill said, adding that the sheriff’s helicopter was called in during the search.

Battery suspect pursuit 3Deputies searched for about 30 minutes before finding Mitchell inside a garage. Mitchell had tried to force his way into an apartment, but was pushed out by two women before he hunkered down in the garage, according to deputies at the scene.

Mitchell was arrested for battery and DUI, Turrill said. His victim was treated for injuries at a local hospital.

  6 comments for “Battery suspect arrested after brief pursuit

  1. Told_ya_so aka Forewarned
    March 20, 2013 at 8:10 am

    You can run but you can’t hide from the po-po. When are the id i ots gonna realize that?! Good job Sheriffs! ^high-five^

  2. T-Bone
    March 20, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Lock your doors people! Even when you are home! Lucky this guy was a Puss!

  3. @@@
    March 19, 2013 at 11:22 pm


  4. KOUI
    March 19, 2013 at 10:04 pm


  5. ore
    March 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Actually he lost to.the guy at the liqour store then took off. But the guy he lost to needed to be treated for huge bites on his arms from the suspect.

  6. Yo Mama
    March 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Two girls handle him, and some dude in the liquer store gets worked? Wuss…That’s a dream come true for me!

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