Vehicle Pursuit Leads To Multiple Charges For Milford Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 05.25.2018     Incident #51.18.5418 @2250 Hours

On 05.21.2018 Milford Police arrested a Milford man following a vehicle pursuit that was initiated on Northwest Front Street (SR 14).  On 05.20.2018 at approximately 10:50 pm,  an officer on patrol in the area of Northwest Front Street and Mill Street attempted to stop a Ford F150.  The operator of the Ford failed to stop and led officers onto Milford-Harrington Highway and eventually to Bloomfield Road, where he eventually stopped for a brief moment before he proceeding through a nearby field.  At that point the pursuit was terminated.  Investigation determined Gregory Painter, 37 of Milford, was the alleged operator and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.  On 05.21.2018 at approximately 5:18 am, Mr. Painter was observed in the area of Milford-Harrington Highway and Bloomfield Road.  He was taken into custody without incident with the assistance of the Delaware State Police.  Mr. Painter has been charged with Disregarding a Police Officer Signal, Failure to Stop At a Red Light, Unreasonable Speed, Passing In No Passing Zone, and Failure To Signal.  Mr. Painter was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $2700.00 unsecured.  Mr. Painter is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 06.01.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.


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