Police: 19-year-old in high speed pursuit that ended in crash was wanted in Hampton, JCC

Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Police say the pursuit of a wanted suspect started on the interstate and ended in a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday night at Mercury Boulevard and Coliseum Drive.

The male suspect and a female passenger were taken into custody in connection to the pursuit, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police.

Anaya said State Police attempted to stop a stolen Ford Focus from Suffolk on Interstate 664 around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. The driver, Mark Perry-Mitchell, failed to stop and continued at a “high rate of speed” through Newport News and into Hampton, Anaya said.

Mitchell, a 19-year-old from Hampton, then exited the interstate and struck another vehicle at the intersection of Coliseum Drive and W. Mercury Boulevard.

Photo Courtesy – James City County Police

Mitchell and the 17-year-old unidentified female passenger were taken into custody shortly after, Anaya said, and no other injuries were reported. The female passenger is not facing charges.

Mitchell, who was also wanted on multiple charges in Hampton and James City County, was arrested and charged with theft of a vehicle and possession of a stolen firearm in connection to Wednesday night’s crash.

He was taken to Hampton City Jail and served felony warrants by Hampton police, Anaya said.

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