Richmond man turns himself in after police pursuit involving reckless driving


Richmond Police made an arrest late Thursday evening in connection to a prior incident involving a suspect evading an officer in a vehicle.

On December 17th, 23 year-old Joseph Crowdus allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Moberly Avenue and North Third Street. This was observed by a patrolling officer, who then attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

Crowdus apparently refused to stop his vehicle, continuing to travel onto Third Street and then onto Second Street. Police say that, during the pursuit, the vehicle appeared to lose traction and almost wreck.

At this time, the officer decided to end the pursuit due to Crowdus placing himself and others in danger. Crowdus’ vehicle was later discovered by authorities on North Estill Avenue. The registered owner of the vehicle contacted the police and told them that Crowdus had admitted to driving their car and fleeing from the officer.

An interview was scheduled, resulting in Crowdus appearing at the Richmond Police Department and reportedly admitting to the crimes. This was allegedly due to the fact that he had a suspended license and was afraid to stop.

Crowdus was arrested and transported to the Madison County Detention Center, where he was charged with 2nd Degree Fleeing or Evading Police, Disregarding a Stop Sign, Operating on a Suspended License, and Reckless Driving.