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Delaware State Police Arrest Man After Fleeing From Traffic Stop

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Keandre Smith (Photo:Delaware State Police) Keandre Smith (Photo:Delaware State Police)

GEORGETOWN, De.- The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Task Force have arrested a Bridgeville man after he fled from troopers on a traffic stop.

Police say the investigation began around 10:00 Friday July 29, when troopers assigned to the drug task force were actively looking for Keadre L. Smith, 26 of Bridgeville, who was wanted on a warrant out of Sussex County Superior Court for Drug Dealing.  Detectives located Smith near the Lingo Creek Apartments in Millsboro and watched as he entered a 2006 Chevrolet Impala and traveled west toward Georgetown.  Troopers and Probation Officers assigned to the Sussex County Governor's Task Force and State Police Aviation Trooper 2 were contacted and responded to the area of Zoar Road east of Speedway Road where a traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle.

Police say as the trooper approached the driver's side of the vehicle and instructed Smith to turn it off, he suddenly accelerated the car forward and drove across a residential lawn before turning northbound on Route 113 to avoid apprehension.  Troopers began to pursue the Impala with Trooper 2 maintaining a clear visual of the car as it approached Route 113 and Route 9.  There the car turned eastbound on Route 9 and continued onto Old Furnace Road where it eventually stopped at a residence in the 24000 block of Concord Pond Road.

Police say Smith then exited the vehicle and ran into the house before coming back out moments later on his own free will and was taken into custody without further incident.  A visual search of the vehicle by troopers after the car had stopped at the house revealed two young children of Smith's were inside the vehicle as police say he was traveling recklessly on the roadways.  The five-year-old and one-year-old daughters of Smith were turned over to the mother at the house and were uninjured.

Keandre Smith was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with two counts of Reckless Endangering 1st, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Vehicle), Disregarding a Police Officer's Signal, two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and various other traffic related offenses.  He was arraigned on those charges as well as the two Rule 9 charges of Dealing Drugs and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $117,250.00 cash bond.

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