Man charged after leading police on chase in Richmond

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RICHMOND, VA. (WWBT) -- A Richmond man, 24 year old Carlton Davis, leads police on a chase back and forth between north and south Richmond. In all the chase lasts about 22 minutes. Davis was arrested near his home on Richmond's East End.

It's quiet on this sunny day at the intersection of Fells and Monteiro streets in the Barton Heights neighborhood.

But it's right there that police say Carlton Davis was driving a car -- that led police on a chase through the streets of Richmond in the dark of night.

It all started at the intersection just after 11 p.m. when a Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority police officer pulled over the man for a traffic violation. We have learned that traffic violation was for driving a car without headlights on. RRHA police officers say Davis was acting erratic and disorderly. Police say Davis refused to come out of his car and that is when the chase began.

Eventually the Richmond Police Department joined in the chase.

After driving through the streets of North Richmond -- police say Davis then drove across the Manchester Bridge near Downtown Richmond and headed for the south side.

We're learning Davis decided to go back over the James, toward the Richmond Henrico County line.

The chase finally came to an end on the 1200 block of Nelson Street on the city's East End. Carlton Davis, the driver, tried to run from police but he was not able to do so because a Richmond Police dog tracked Davis down.

When Davis dumped his car near the intersection -- he didn't put the car in park. His car hit two Richmond Police cars, but left only minor damage.

Neighbors living nearby heard the commotion.

"I saw two police cars here and I was surprised to see why they had stopped here. It's actually wild," says Odai Akailleh.

Davis was injured and taken to VCU Medical Center after the dog that chased him down, bit him on the left arm.

Davis is charged with felony eluding police, assault on a law enforcement officer and three traffic violations. He was scheduled to have a bond hearing on Tuesday.

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