Man arrested after leading police on pursuit through two cities

Antonio Windley. Credit: Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A man was arrested Thursday after police say he led officers on a pursuit from Chesapeake to Portsmouth.

At about 1:55 p.m., Chesapeake police tried to pull over a Toyota Corolla for an expired inspection sticker at Campostella Road and Portlock Road. The driver — who police identified as 35-year-old Antonio Windley — did not stop and a chase ensued.

Photo courtesy: Marie Diaz

The pursuit went into Portsmouth, where police say Windley hit a utility police at the Victory Crossing Shopping Center. The suspect jumped out of the vehicle but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. Police say Windley was taken into custody in the 1900 block of Garrett Street.

Dispatchers said one person was transported from the scene.

Police say Windley, of Portsmouth, will be charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving on a suspended license, eluding, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and possession of a firearm by a three-time convicted felon.

Windley also had four outstanding warrants for assault, according to police.