18-year-old girl who ran away after Newport News car chase turns self in

Posted at 10:12 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 08:48:24-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Deasia Arrington, 18, turned herself in to police Thursday for running away after a police pursuit in Newport News.

On May 11 at around 3:30 p.m., Virginia State Police tried to pull over a blue Ford Expedition on I-64 westbound in Hampton after it was reported stolen.


Deasia Arrington

Arrington, the driver of the Expedition, initially stopped but drove away as the Trooper came towards the car.

There was a police chase from Hampton into Newport News. Arrington turned onto Terrace Drive and tried to move between two cars traveling in opposite directions. The Ford hit both vehicles before stopping as a result of car damage.

Three female suspects got out of the car and ran. Police caught two of the girls, but Arrington was able to escape.

Arrington is wanted for felony evade and elude, possession of stolen property, felony hit and run, reckless driving, driving without a license, failure to obey a traffic signal and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The other people involved in the accident had minor injuries.

Virginia State Police confirmed the vehicle as stolen and Newport News Police were notified.