Daejon Tyrie Jones Of Dumfries Charged After Fleeing Police, Leaving 2 Children In Car

1:09 PM, Jan 21, 2013   |    comments
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DUMFRIES, Va. (WUSA) -- A driver continued to drive when a police officer tried to pull him over but then when he was confronted with road barriers, he bailed out of the car leaving two adults and two children in the car, say Prince William County police.

According to authorities, at 3:20 p.m. Friday, a Prince William County police officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Jefferson Davis Highway and Dumfries Road in Dumfries for a traffic violation.  The driver ignored the lights and sirens and continued driving onto I-95 northbound, say police. Officers followed the car onto the HOV flyover ramp near the Opitz Blvd interchange. The car traveled towards oncoming HOV southbound traffic but was stopped by lowered barriers at the end of the ramp. 

The driver then fled on foot across northbound interstate traffic and into the woods next to the interstate. A police K-9 was unable to find him.

Police say that three other adults and two 2-year-old boys were left behind in the car. They were safe.

Police obtained warrants against 19-year-old Daejon Tyrie Jones, who was arrested on Sunday in Fairfax County. Jones was charged with two counts of felony child neglect, felony eluding, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license and failure to secure a child in a safety restraint.

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