A Front Royal man was arrested after a police pursuit earlier this week that resulted in a foot chase.
Otis Lee Allen, 51, of 210 Virginia Avenue, was driving a red Jeep Liberty that was seen speeding on John Marshall Highway around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release. Allen was charged on counts of speeding, felony eluding and using a cell phone while driving.
An officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver pulled over to the side of the road, the release said. As the officer began exiting his patrol car, Allen quickly pulled off heading east on John Marshal Highway toward Linden.
The officer followed and Allen then made an abrupt u-turn near ESA Lane and began heading back into town, the release states. More officers from the police department and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office followed Allen, who continued north onto Commerce Avenue and several other streets.
The car came to a sudden stop in the 200 block of Virginia Avenue, Allen fled on foot, and he was apprehended after a short chase, the release states.
Allen was released from the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on a $3,000 secured bond and is due in Warren County General District Court 10 a.m. Aug. 3.