Police chase ends in crash after man parked in handicapped spot

Terrell Gus Daniels

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police say a man led them on a chase after they spotted a gun in his car.

On Sunday, just before 10 p.m., Newport News police officers were at the 7-Eleven on Denbigh Boulevard when they say 22-year-old Terrell Gus Daniels pulled into the parking lot with his music blaring. Police say he also parked in a handicapped spot.

Officers walked over him because he didn’t have any placards showing he was handicapped. At that moment, police say, they noticed a gun in his car. When the officer began questioning Daniels, he allegedly took off and his side mirror hit an officer in the hand.

“I don’t understand why these kids run from the cops,” asked neighbor Paul Bedford?

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Jordan Miller
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Jordan Miller

They chased and found that he had crashed into a home on Darden Drive. He had also hit two cars parked in the driveway. Police say he then took off and ran but police tracked him down.

“When I first came out of the house, within seconds of coming out, I saw them dragging a male individual into a police car, and he was kicking and yelling and stuff,” Bedford said.  “I don’t know what he was saying. I know that the whole time we were out here he was in the car. He kept kicking the inside of the door and stuff.”

Daniels was charged with loud music, parking in a handicap spot, unauthorized use of handicap placard, reckless driving on private property, assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, evade and elude, reckless driving, felony leaving the scene, leaving the scene, obstruction, possession of firearm by felon, driving suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and possession of marijuana.

“I don’t know why he decided to run,” Bedford said. “It’s not like he robbed a bank or something. Come on. It’s crazy.”

10 On your Side has learned Daniels also had outstanding warrants in Hampton.

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