A local man was served with a warrant for failure to appear by the Richmond Police Department recently, relating back to a slew of charges from last summer.
According to the warrant, Aaron Whittamore was located by police in the Carriage Gate shopping center, following a tip they received stating that he was wanted for child support.
Whittamore allegedly gave police a fake name, and police attempted to watch his young child that was in the car as they attempted to determine his real identity.
Police discovered that Whittamore was not his brother as he had originally indicated, but he then locked the doors to the car with the child in the vehicle.
Whittamore, according to the citation, then sped away from police even after officers had to use a baton to attempt to get into his vehicle. After going through a red light on the bypass, multiple units were able to stop the pursuit as they were fearful for the child’s life.
He was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police, 1st degree wanton endangerment, theft of identity of another without consent, operating on a suspended driver’s license, and traffic offenses from the pursuit.