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Pursuit ends peacefully at Walmart

A 20-year-old Dutton man was charged with felony eluding after leading Gloucester Sheriff’s deputies on a short, but violation-ridden road chase on Monday.

The incident started around 4 p.m. when the man, driving a silver Honda, passed a deputy at the fuel pumps on Justice Drive before pulling sideways in the middle of the road blocking both lanes, according to a press release from the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office and the officer’s criminal complaint.

The man exited the vehicle and began to spray something on a speed limit sign. The deputy approached on foot and asked what the man was doing and told him to stop but the man ignored the deputy and drove on toward the Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect made a U-turn and came back toward the deputy and sped by, running through three stop signs on Justice Drive and exiting southbound on Main Street with the deputy in pursuit.

According to court papers, the man went the wrong way around the court circle and continued at a high rate of...

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