Philadelphia man arrested in Delaware for fleeing in a stolen car

1280 Tahvon Hughes

MILLSBORO, Del. – A Philadelphia man is behind bars after police say he fled a traffic stop in a stolen car.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, troopers responded to Gravel Hill Road near Zoar Road for a report of a stolen 2018 gray BMW X5 that was traveling through the area. BMW was able to provide GPS coordinates to police dispatchers, and a trooper saw the car headed southbound on Gravel Hill Road. Troopers tried to stop the vehicle on Gravel Hill Road, south of Mount Joy Road, but the driver sped away.

Troopers briefly chased the stolen car until a State Police helicopter was able to obtain a view of the BMW. The suspect reportedly continued speeding through Millsboro and eventually began driving northbound toward Milton. The suspect then drove through Milton and began heading northbound on Coastal Highway toward Milford. The driver eventually stopped on Coastal Highway, just north of Sharps Road, and the driver turned the car off, at which point he was taken into custody.

Troopers confirmed that the BMW had been reported stolen by the Philadelphia Police Department earlier that day.

The driver, identified as 19-year-old Tahvon Hughes, was charged with receiving stolen property over $1500, disregarding a police officer signal, and numerous traffic offenses. He was held at SCI on a $4,150 cash bond.

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