Two fugitives arrested in connection to police chase

Javon Curtis
Javon Curtis
Tavon Ford
Tavon Ford

By Diane Walker - bio | email
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The man running from state police after crashing into a Richmond daycare with his 4-month-old daughter in the car, is now behind bars.

Javon Curtis slipped out of the hospital Sunday morning before police got the chance to arrest him, but now that four day search is over. State police told us they got a tip from someone who knew where Curtis was hiding.

And sure enough, they found him in Henrico County, on Laburnum Avenue. State police say Curtis led them on a high-speed chase Saturday night. It last about two miles, and ended with a crash into a daycare center on Moss Side Avenue.

There were three others in the car with him, two teens, and Curtis' four-month-old daughter. Curtis had to go to the hospital for treatment, and slipped out before state police arrested and charged him.

Sunday night investigators announced he was a fugitive and was going to face several charges including felony eluding and child neglect. He'll be in court Friday morning, along with one of the passengers who was in the car with him Saturday night.

Turns out one of those passengers, wasn't a teen. State police say 21-year-old Tavon Ford lied to them at the scene about his identity and age. He was also arrested tonight and now faces his own list of charges.

Both men are in the Richmond City Jail pending court hearings Friday.

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