Police: Another man arrested after fleeing on mo-ped

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 23, 2011

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
Salisbury Police arrested a 20-year-old on Tuesday after officers said he tried to outrun them on a mo-ped.
An arrest report said Cedric Leon Matchett was arrested at 611 Lafayette Circle after he fled from officers on a mo-ped and was caught as he tried to run on foot.
Matchett is the second person in as many days who has been arrested after attempting to flee from police on a mo-ped.
Police said Matchett ran a stop sign at the intersection of Franklin and Shaver streets and accelerated when police activated their emergency lights.
Officers chased the man about a mile as he turned onto Park Avenue and then onto North Cedar Street.
Matchett ditched his mo-ped, which coasted into a nearby van, near Lafayette Circle, police said. He was then arrested as he tried to flee through a nearby yard.
He was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer and misdemeanor fleeing to elude.
Police said Matchett was also charged with trespassing because he had previously been banned from the property by the Salisbury Housing Authority.
Matchett had outstanding warrants from July for felony breaking and entering into vehicles and resisting, obstructing and delaying a public officer.
He was in jail Wednesday under a $30,000 bond.
On Monday, Salisbury Police arrested 33-year-old Andre Tyrone Turner after they said he also fled from police and was chased down on foot after he ditched his mo-ped near the intersection of Hill and South Railroad streets.
Turner was also in jail Wednesday under a $33,500 bond.

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