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Search still on for suspect in late-morning police pursuit

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 11:19 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Police are searching for a Columbus, Ohio, man wanted in connection with a late-morning pursuit near downtown Huntington.

The incident happened just after 11 a.m. Friday. It lasted for less than two minutes and ended with the assailant crashing into a wall and fence near 10th Avenue and 26th Street, said Huntington Police Sgt. Darrell Booth.

Authorities identified the suspect as Dominique Jamarr Nelson, 24, of Columbus. He will be charged with felony fleeing, leaving the scene of a crash and other charges once he is taken into custody, Booth said.

Anyone with information about Nelson's whereabouts should contact the Huntington Police Department at 304-696-4444.

The pursuit started when the a northbound vehicle crossed into a southbound lane to get around traffic in the 800 block of Hal Greer Boulevard. That's when the vehicle came nose-to-nose with Booth's cruiser.

The sergeant initiated a traffic stop, but that's when the assailant dropped into reverse and fled away. Booth said the assailant's speeds exceeded 60 miles per hour before the crash.

The driver then fled on foot. Police used police dogs to track the suspect to no avail.

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