MT. VERNON – A 21-year-old Fort Lauderdale, FL 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, suspected of burglary of a vehicle in Mt. Vernon.
Police received a report around 2 p.m. Tuesday of two possible suspects in credit card thefts in Marion spotted at the Kroger store in Mt. Vernon.
Both suspects fled the area with one fleeing on foot.
Hayes was ultimately located following a foot pursuit in traffic and was taken to the ground, then 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.