Florida man arrested after leading police on high-speed chase on Route 13

Javoski Daniel Barnes. ACSO photo.

Staff Report

A Florida man was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase on Route 13 Tuesday. The chase started in Northampton County and continued through the length of Accomack County before the driver was apprehended.

The pursuit started after Northampton deputies tried to conduct a traffic stop for reckless driving near Kiptopeke.

The driver began to elude officers at high speed, at times driving through a field, traveling northbound in the southbound lane, and aggressively passing cars on the shoulder at 120 miles per hour in Northampton County.

Northampton advised the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office of the pursuit at around 4:23 p.m.

Accomack deputies encountered the vehicle traveling north on the highway through Painter at 4:30 p.m. and engaged in pursuit, with the vehicle continuing north through Accomack County at speeds over 130 miles per hour, according to a joint release from the Accomack and Northampton Sheriff’s Offices.

Javoski Daniel Barnes, 38, of West Palm Beach, Fla., was arrested after deputies stopped his vehicle on Dunns Swamp Road, near the Maryland state line, at 4:51 p.m.

He suffered non-life-threatening injuries when a K-9 was deployed after he failed to comply with commands to show his hands and exit the vehicle.

Barnes was transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital for evaluation and subsequently was released.

He is charged with two felony counts of drug possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I or II drug; felony possession of a Schedule 2 drug; felony eluding; and driving without a license.

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office also has obtained warrants for felony eluding, reckless driving, driving without an operator’s license, and destruction of property.

Barnes is incarcerated in Accomack County Jail with bail denied.

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Virginia State Police, Virginia Marine Police, the Cape Charles Police Department, Eastville Police Department, and the Exmore Police Department.

The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Parksley Police Department, Bloxom Police Department, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Pocomoke City Police Department, and Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire and Rescue.


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