Florida Man Arrested in Mt. Vernon After Foot Pursuit with MVPD Officers

Florida Man Arrested in Mt. Vernon After Foot Pursuit with MVPD Officers

MT. VERNON — A 21-year-old Fort Lauderdale, Florida man is in the Jefferson County Jail following a foot pursuit on New Year’s Eve that ended when Mt. Vernon police officers tackled him in the intersection of Broadway and 44th.

According to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page, Rashaad Leroy Hayes matched the description of one suspect wanted in Marion and suspected of burglary of a vehicle in Mt. Vernon.

Police had received a report around 2 p.m. Tuesday of two possible suspects in credit card thefts in Marion being spotted at the Kroger store in Mt. Vernon.

Both suspects fled the area with one suspect fleeing on foot.

He was ultimately located following a foot pursuit in traffic and was taken to the ground.

Hayes was arrested for alleged possession of stolen credit cards and resisting arrest. His bail was set Thursday in Jefferson County Court at $30,000.

The second suspect remains at large. After receiving the initial report of the two suspects inside Kroger, suspicious individuals were noticed in a blue four-door vehicle that stopped with one subject getting out of the vehicle and change the Florida license plates on the car.

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