Norfolk man pleads guilty after police locate firearm following high-speed chase

Posted at 7:14 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 19:14:08-04

NORFOLK, Va. - A Norfolk man pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm after sending police on a high-speed chase in July 2019.

According to court documents, 30-year-old Davidro Leondre Smith, aka “Kastor Troy,” is a five-time felon and member of the Norfolk-based Cream/200K/2K gang.

On July 26, 2019, Norfolk Police say they attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a car driven by Smith, with fellow gang member Dequan McKee, aka “The General,” in the passenger seat.

Smith refused to stop and led several police vehicles on a high-speed chase, according to officials.

During the pursuit, Smith maneuvered around police vehicles stopped in the middle of the road and drove in the opposite lane facing oncoming traffic.

Smith and McKee abandoned the car in an apartment-complex parking lot, and police officers chased them on foot.

While running from one of the officers, Smith drew his gun and tried to throw it into one of the apartments, but it bounced off the rear screen door.

According to officials, Smith fought the officer, and was arrested after backup arrived.

Police recovered 7.1 grams of marijuana from Smith and 62 different pills, which lab results confirmed had traces of Oxycodone.

Police also recovered McKee’s handgun, which was underneath the car’s front passenger floor mat, and his phone, which had been sitting on the front passenger seat.

Police say the phone was unlocked and recording on Facebook Live.

The footage shows McKee sitting in the car’s passenger seat with his gun between his legs. It also shows McKee’s and Smith’s reactions at the moment the officers turned on their emergency lights to initiate the traffic stop.

The footage shows the pair discussing throwing drugs out of one of the car windows. Facebook friends of McKee who were viewing the live recording posted messages encouraging Smith and McKee to do so.

Smith faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. His sentencing date it on November 10.