Man wanted by Milton police arrested in Dover

James B. Eley, 31, wanted after fleeing police
April 17, 2017

Story Location:
Tobin Drive
Milton  Delaware
United States

A 31-year-old man who led Milton police on a chase April 11 was taken into custody April 17 in Dover by Delaware State Police, Milton Police Department Chief Robert Longo said.

At about 9 p.m., April 11, a Milton officer stopped a silver Mercedes-Benz after it was seen traveling south on Union Street without any lights. The driver, later identified as James B. Eley, pulled over on Tobin Drive, but fled after the officer discovered Eley's driver's license was suspended, Longo said.

The officer, who activated his patrol vehicle's lights and sirens, pursued Eley as he fled and ran a stop sign at the intersection of Tobin Drive and Mulberry Street. Eley continued north on Mulberry Street, failing to stop at the intersection at Route 16, and continued onto Cedar Creek.

At that point, Eley's speed topped 90 mph, Longo said.

“Milton police discontinued the pursuit at this time as Eley's actions were becoming increasingly dangerous to the public,” Longo said in a press release.

Eley was wanted for disregarding a police officer's signal, driving with a suspended license, aggressive and reckless driving, speeding, failing to stop at a stop sign, improper tail lights, failing to have lights on when required and resisting arrest.

Longo said Eley was jailed at Sussex Correctional Institution on $4,500 secured bail.