Man chased, tased during attempt to run from police
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:59:23 GMT —
Two were arrested after trying to evade police last night, eventually leading police to kick open the door and Tase the man involved.
On Aug. 17, at almost 8 p.m., an officer saw a black Ford Crown Victoria northbound on Georgia.
The officer recognized it as matching the description of a vehicle that had evaded at least one previous attempt to stop it.
The officer turned to follow the vehicle, and the vehicle made several turns, in attempt to avoid the officer.
When the officer tried to stop the car, the driver drove down an alley near the 3000 block of Britain. The officers found the vehicle a few moments later in the front yard of 3012 Westhaven Dr.
The driver, who was followed by a female and two small children that had been in the car, refused to stop, ran inside the residence, and locked the door.
This was not the suspect's home, but it appeared that the suspect knew the resident.
The officers pursuing the driver kicked open the door to continue their effort to arrest him.
The suspect continued to ignore the officers' orders to stop and was attempting to get to the back door of the home when one officer used a Taser to take him into custody. He was not injured.
The driver, Taylor Jujuan Meander, 23, was wanted on eight traffic warrants. He was also arrested for endangering the children, ages 4 and 5, that were in the car with him, and arrested for evading arrest/detention.
The woman in the car provided a false name to officers, but was correctly identified as Estlyn Shakil Reed, 21. She was wanted on Potter County warrants for criminal mischief and for probation violation on the original charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Both were booked into the Randall County Jail.