Man leads police on high speed chase with five children and firearm in truck

Ellendale Pursuit

ELLENDALE, Del. — In Delaware a man is now behind bars after he led police on a high speed chase with five children and gun in his truck.

Authorities say around 11:45 Monday morning, troopers saw 26-year-old, Qwantay Taylor, run a stop sign and double solid line on East Robbins Road and South Old State Road in Ellendale.

Troopers say they tried to stop the 26-year-old, but instead he took off, leading them on chase before eventually stopping.

After he stopped it was found that Taylor had five children ranging in ages 2 to 15 also in the truck, as well as a handgun he was not permitted to have.

Taylor was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited Prior Violent Crime or Felony
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon A Firearm
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal
  • 5 Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Child Under 8 and weighs less than 65 lbs. or Child 8 to 15 or more than 65 lbs. must be in Child Restraint
  • Failure to Obey a Traffic Device
  • Following a Motor Vehicle Too Closely
  • Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed

Taylor was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute on an $87,004. secured bond.

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