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Man arrested after chase in Chambersburg

December 21, 2000

Man arrested after chase in Chambersburg



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man wanted on multiple charges in New Jersey was picked up in Chambersburg Wednesday after officers identified him as the man who led them on a high-speed chase through the borough last week, police reported Thursday.

Christian Foster, whose address was not available, was charged with possession with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana, police said. The investigation is continuing.

Chambersburg Police became involved in the case at 2 a.m. Friday when a man known as "Jamaican Chris" was seen driving a black Chevrolet Blazer at Catherine and Main streets.

The man committed a traffic violation and when a police officer attempted to make a traffic stop, the man went at a very high rate of speed north on Second Street through several red lights, police said.

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Officers ended the chase because of the man's reckless driving, police said.

Officers spotted him Wednesday afternoon in the 100 block of Ohio Avenue and he provided the name of Paul Robinson to police.

Police discovered a large amount of crack cocaine in his possession, about 20 grams with a street value of $2,000, and a small bag of marijuana.

The man was arraigned by District Justice Gary Carter. He was unable to make bail and officers were in the process of placing him in a police car for transport to Franklin County Prison when he fled on foot while still handcuffed.

The man ran west on King Street and was apprehended a short time later after he ran into the water of the Falling Spring, northwest of King and Main streets, police said.

He was transported to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment due to the exposure to the frigid water, police said.

The man's fingerprints were sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigations Special Processing Center and were an identical match to a person wanted out of Newark, N.J., for aggravated assault and other charges out of Bergen County, N.J., police said.

Foster was being held in Franklin County Prison Thursday in lieu of $205,000 bail.

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