A 55-year-old Wilmington man was arrested after leading officers on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle, Delaware State Police announced Wednesday.
According to authorities, Joseph S. Sanders was spotted operating a Dodge Ram around 7:35 p.m. on August 20, 2019, at a high rate of speed in the area of Broadkill Road near Coastal Highway east of Milton.
The driver sped away from police when they attempted to pull him over, and committed several traffic violations before driving through a field and damaging crops along Herring Branch Road, where he came to a stop and attempted to flee on foot, authorities said.
Sanders was apprehended shortly thereafter, and police found the truck he'd been operating had been reported stolen, authorities said, adding they also learned he was connected to additional thefts in the Milton area, wanted by DNREC Police Department on burglary charges, had active warrants with the Sussex County Family Court, and was driving with a suspended license.
Police said they discovered 2.4 grams of marijuana in the vehicle.
Sanders was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, felony disregarding a police officer signal two counts theft, three counts criminal mischief, resisting arrest, driving while suspended, reckless driving, aggressive driving, four counts failure to stop at a red light, six counts failure to stop at a stop sign, 15 counts driving vehicle at unreasonable speed, possession of marijuana, and multiple traffic offenses. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $15,093 cash-only bond.