By Francis Scarcella
The Daily Item
NEW COLUMBIA — A police chase that reached speeds of a 110 mph Tuesday in Union County ended after Milton state troopers chased and captured a Philadelphia man on foot in a cornfield.
Tyrone Davis, 21, has been charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police and driving without a license. Davis fled during a routine traffic stop, police said.
As police attempted to pull Davis over on Route 15 just north of Interstate 80 at about 1 p.m., he accelerated, police said.
Police followed Davis, who was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Venture van toward Allenwood.
Davis then made a sharp turn off the road and drove at least 200 yards into a cornfield, where he got out and ran away.
Trooper Matt Burrows was one of the first officers to spot the man and troopers began to chase Davis but lost sight of him when he ducked into a high brush area, Burrows said.
State police from Milton and Montoursville helped in the pursuit and were assisted by a state police helicopter and the Union County sheriff’s department.
Police continued to search for the man and eventually Burrows and several other troopers spotted Davis near Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, where he was apprehended at about 3 p.m., police said.
It is not clear why Davis fled, police said.
Davis was arraigned by District Judge Jeffrey Mensch, of Mifflinburg, and placed in the Union County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.
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