Seaford man arrested after leading police on a chase in a stolen car



GREENWOOD, Del. — Delaware State Police arrested a Seaford man, after police say he lead troopers on a chase in a stolen car.

Police say  on Wednesday, around 3 p.m., they responded a call from a man who was checking on family member’s home on Nine Foot Rood in Greenwood. 

When police arrived at the home, they noticed signs of a forced entry and a light blue 2012 Nissan Versa missing from the residence.

After discovering the vehicle was missing, a family member was informed of the incident. As the family member was traveling on Milford Harrington Highway, they noticed the stolen Nissan traveling eastbound on Milford Harrington Highway.

Police were contacted and able to locate the stolen vehicle.  A traffic stop was initiated but the suspect failed to stop.

After leading police on a chase, the suspect crashed the vehicle in the area of Deep Grass Lane and Thistlewood Road, Houston.

The suspect was later identified as  37-year-old, Jesse A. Nichols of Seaford.  Following a search, police discovered several pieces of stolen jewelry and property. 

Nichols was transported to Troop 3, where he was charged with multiple crimes including: burglary 2nd degree, theft of a motor vehicle and disregarding a police officer signal.

Nichols was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $15,610.00 cash bond.

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