LANCASTER – A 37-year-old Lancaster man with outstanding felony warrants for burglary and vehicle theft was captured Friday evening, after leading deputies on a mile-long car chase in Lancaster, authorities said.
After a violent struggle with deputies, Danny Carson was arrested near Date Avenue and Oldfield Street, according to Sheriff’s officials.
“The suspect resisted arrest and he had to be taken down to the ground,” said Sgt. Steve Owen of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The incident started around 5:45 p.m. when deputies spotted a white Saturn being driven recklessly, Owen said.
“They also noticed some other equipment violations with that vehicle and that the vehicle had a stolen or false year tab on it,” Owen said.
“The deputies conducted a traffic stop, and the suspect made several furtive movements; and as the deputies approached the suspect’s vehicle… the suspect took off,” Owen continued.
Deputies chased the white Saturn for about a mile through residential neighborhoods, and during the pursuit, “the suspect discarded what we believed to be methamphetamine out the driver’s window,” Owen said.
The chase ended near Date Avenue and Oldfield Street when the Saturn careened around a corner and crashed into two parked vehicles.
Carson was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, evading and the outstanding felony warrants for burglary and vehicle theft, Sheriff’s officials said.