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Richmond man charged in Henrico police chase

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Posted at 8:29 AM, Sep 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 01:17:37-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Richmond man is facing charges after he led Henrico police on a pursuit early Sunday morning.

Investigators tell CBS 6 News an officer pulled over James Tyrone Smith on I-64 at the Dickens Street Exit around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Police say Smith did stop but then hit the gas and took off, setting off the pursuit.

According to police Smith led officers down Staples Mill Road onto Monument Avenue violating traffic signals.

The suspect then stopped his car into the median at the intersection of Monument and North Belmont got out and ran away on foot.

Police captured him a short time later.

The 26-year-old is now facing reckless driving and drug charges.