High speed chase on I-83 ends with arrest of man armed with pistol

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Kenneth Clark

CARLISLE, Pa. – A high speed chase over the weekend ends with the arrest of an armed Bucks County man in York County.  The incident began Sunday at about 8:49 p.m. when Carlisle Borough Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 100 block of West Penn Street.  A male was reportedly armed with a 9 millimeter pistol had threatened a woman and her young son. When officers attempted to make contact with the man, he fled the scene in a white Dodge pickup.

The suspect was subsequently identified as Kenneth Clark, Jr., of Levittown.  While fleeing police Clark was clocked at speeds in excess of 60 mph on Borough streets.  Police discontinued their pursuit.

He was later found at the Pioneer Gas Station in Middlesex township. Clark allegedly pointed his pistol in the direction of an officer and then fled again. Township police initiated a second pursuit.  Clark drove onto Interstate 81 northbound at speeds of 120 mph. He then traveled onto Route 581 east and then onto Interstate 83 south toward York.  While fleeing he attempted to a ram a marked Pennsylvania State Police unit on I-83.  Clark continued south on I-83 and then exited onto North George Street. He crashed the pickup in the 1800 block of North George and attempted run away on foot from the disabled vehicle. He was quickly apprehended by State Police and Middlesex Township Police without further incident.

Charges against Clark include Domestic Violence, Aggravated Assault, Weapons violations, Fleeing and Eluding, Drug possession and numerous traffic offenses.  Following arraignment Clark was committed to Cumberland County Prison in lieu of $750,000.

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