Pursuit suspect slams into abandoned house

September 15, 2009 9:10:46 AM PDT
A Maryland man is in custody after police in Delaware say he lead them on a high-speed chase that ended with the suspect crashing into an abandoned house.Police say a trooper driving eastbound on Federalsburg Road saw a tan jeep speeding in the opposite lane around 2:49 p.m. on Monday.

The trooper gave pursuit and the driver, Sean Mapp, 27, of Goldsboro, Maryland, started driving faster in an attempt to get away, police said.

Mapp's Jeep then crashed into an abandoned house at the corner of Church and North Streets. Police say he was able to avoid striking any other vehicles during the short pursuit.

After crashing the vehicle, police say Mapp fled on foot until he was arrested by State Police and Bridgeville Police without incident.

Mapp was taken to Nanticoke Hospital to receive medical treatment for minor injuries he sustained when he fled from the vehicle.

He was released from the hospital and arrested on charges of disregarding a police officer's signal, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, consumption of a non-narcotic, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, aggressive driving, and numerous other traffic charges.

Mapp was committed to Sussex Correctional Institute, after failing to post $2,890 secured bond.


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