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Stafford man shot with Taser after high-speed pursuit
A Stafford County man was shot with a stun gun and arrested Tuesday following a chase through a North Stafford neighborhood in which speeds exceeded 60 mph, police said.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the incident started about 2:15 p.m. when Deputy Robert Firkin spotted a vehicle in the area of Garrisonville and Onville roads with numerous items hanging from its rearview mirror.
Firkin thought the items were obstructing the driver’s view, so he tried to stop the vehicle in the area of Walmart. The driver turned into the parking lot, but never stopped. He eventually turned left onto Mine Road at a high rate of speed, Kennedy said.
The driver went into Settler’s Landing and ran at least three stop signs before stopping in the area of Larkwood Court and Burns Road, Kennedy said. The driver then got out and ran with Firkin and Deputy Chris Truslow in pursuit, Kennedy said. The pursuit ended in a back yard, where police said the suspect repeatedly refused to comply with demands to give himself up. Truslow finally used his Taser on the suspect and took him into custody.
Fitzroy Pink, 24, was charged with felony eluding, driving on a revoked license, having dangling objects, failure to obey a stop sign and unauthorized use of a state inspection sticker. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.