UPDATE: Driver faces slew of charges after multiple crashes on Midlothian

Posted at 11:08 AM, Apr 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-02 17:49:37-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - Officers took a 26-year-old man into custody after a wild scene on Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield County Wednesday morning.

When police attempted to stop Rahnel Warren Harris, of the 3000 block of Montrose Avenue in Richmond, as he was headed east on Midlothian Turnpike toward Richmond, he crashed into one vehicle, jumped the median and hit two other vehicles in the westbound lanes near Kroger and Krispey Kreme, according to CBS 6 reporter Raymond Hawkes who witnessed the crashes.

Police pursuit ends in shopping center parking lot. (PHOTO: Raymond Hawkes)

Police pursuit ends in shopping center parking lot. (PHOTO: Raymond Hawkes)

Harris jumped out of his car and ran, throwing objects out of his pockets, Hawkes said.

Police took the suspect into custody outside Panera Bread on Midlothian Turnpike near Chippenham Parkway.

Police have not yet said why they were following the suspect.

After the suspect was taken into custody, police searched the parking lot for evidence.

Police said Wednesday afternoon that Harris was facing numerous charges, including Felony Distribution of Cocaine,
Felony Elude, Felony Hit and Run, Felony Distribution of Schedule IV Drugs, Misdemeanor Elude, Dangling Object, No Insurance,
Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License 3rd/Subsequent Offense and Outstanding Capias from Chesterfield

Harris, who is being held under no bond at the Chesterfield County Jail, is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.