Man Flees Police in High-Speed Chase, Jumps Out of Moving Vehicle

| July 15, 2017


OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A man faces charges for fleeing police and related offenses after he led police on a high-speed chase before jumping from the car, allowing it to hit two Oil City homes.

According to court documents, the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 24-year-old Calvin Marquis Taylor, of McKees Rocks, Pa.

An arrest warrant has been issued.

According to a criminal complaint, around 12:46 a.m. on July 1, Oil City Police Lieutenant Love was on patrol when he saw a red Nissan Sentra being driven carelessly while a passenger in the front was out of her seat and yelling at the driver.

The complaint states that Lt. Love followed the vehicle to Wilson Avenue and attempted to pull the car over. When Lt. Love turned on his siren, the Sentra fled the scene at a high rate of speed and didn’t stop at two stop signs, the complaint states.

The pursuit lasted approximately 0.4 miles before coming to an end. The driver – later identified at Calvin Taylor – jumped out of the driver’s seat in the intersection of East Fourth Street and Pine Street and then fled on foot. The vehicle, which had two females in it, continued on its path and struck two houses. The front passenger complained of neck pain, the complaint indicates.

Lt. Love asked the females who the driver was, and they said they did not know him nor did they know who the owner of the vehicle was, according to the complaint.

When Lt. Love checked the glove box for a rental agreement he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the complaint continues.

After the females were placed in the ambulance, Lt. Love and Patrolmen Drake and Byham searched the area, the complaint states.

A bindle of heroin and two other items were located in the intersection. A further search of the vehicle produced two more bindles of heroin under the driver’s seat, according to the complaint.

On the next day (July 2), Lt. Love contacted Enterprise Car Rental to find out who held the rental agreement, and he was given the name of a known female. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle and a set of digital scales were seized, the complaint indicates.

Lt. Love contacted the woman, and she agreed to come in to speak with him. Before she arrived, her husband, called and told Lt. Love that he lent the vehicle to “Calvin Marquis.” He also stated that is the name Taylor uses on Facebook.

Lt. Love then interviewed the woman about the car, and she said she agreed to lend the vehicle to a black male she knew as “dreads.” She stated she started the nickname because of his hair. She and her husband gave Taylor the vehicle on June 30, according to the complaint.

Taylor was to use the car for a few hours to visit his children in the Pittsburgh area and return the vehicle when he came beck. After giving him the vehicle, the woman never got it back and stated she has not seen nor spoken to him, the complaint continues.

On July 10, the husband came to the station to provide an interview and statement. He stated that Taylor, himself, and his wife went to Enterprise and rented the car. He also stated the car was initially reserved in Taylor’s name. When they arrived, they switched the reservation to her name and used her credit card to pay for the rental. During the interview, the husband used Facebook to show Lt. Love the pictures of Taylor.

Based on the investigation, Taylor faces the following charges:

– Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police, Felony 3
– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (three counts)
– Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
– Accidents Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle/Property, Misdemeanor 3
– Careless Driving, Summary

Court documents indicate the case status is currently inactive.


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