Vehicle chase leads to charges for two in Salisbury

1280 Cooper Pitts Arrest

Cooper (left) and Pitts

SALISBURY, Md. – Police say a late night vehicle chase led to charges for two Maryland men.

At around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, a deputy tried to stop a vehicle in the area of Salisbury Boulevard and Pinehurst Avenue after observing several different traffic infractions. The driver failed to stop and instead began speeding in an attempt to flee. When the driver abruptly turned onto S. Division Street, the vehicle hit the railroad tracks at a high rate of speed and with enough force to cause the vehicle to become disabled.

The driver, 23-year-old Shyheam Pitts, stopped on Shiloh Street and began to flee on foot. A passenger, 22-year-old Tre’von Cooper, was detained while officers searched for Pitts, who was located in the backyard of a residence on Bethel Street a short time later.

A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of nearly 100 grams of marijuana, two sets of digital scales, and empty baggies. It was also discovered that Pitts damaged a fence while trying to get away from police, and was found to be in possession of additional marijuana when caught.

Both men were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pitts was also charged with malicious destruction of property and attempt by driver to flee and elude. Pitts was held without bond, while Cooper was released on a $20,000 unsecured bond.

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