Bridgeville man arrested after lengthy police chase

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Delaware State Police have arrested a Bridgeville man after he led troopers on a lengthy chase Saturday night.

The chase began at approximately 10:46 p.m. on August 27 when a Delaware State Trooper spotted a GMC Envoy travelling the wrong way down the southbound lanes of US13.

The trooper then turned on his emergency lights and upon doing so, the driver of the Envoy, 27-year-old Jordan M. Wright, made a U-turn and fled.

Wright then led troopers on a 20 minute pursuit which ended after Wright entered Maryland on Turner Road. There were no injuries during the pursuit.

A short time later, troopers were contacted and advised that the Maryland State Police had located Jordan Wright’s GMC abandoned on Handy Road in the area of White Road, Federalsburg.

Delaware State Police responded to the vehicle and as they were in the area, they saw a man walking along Federalsburg Road. They then made contact with him and learned that he had been the driver of the Envoy.

Wright was taken into custody and transported to Troop 5 where he was arrested and charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Resisting Arrest with Violence, Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal, and numerous other traffic offenses.

He was arraigned at JP Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution with a $26,625.00 secured bail.

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