By Ray King
A 21-year-old Springdale man who led police on a high-speed chase at speeds of up to 90-miles-per-hour Saturday will have to post a $25,000 bond to be released from the adult detention center while prosecutors prepare felony charges against him.
On Tuesday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled prosecutors have probable cause to charge Jaylon Robinson with felony fleeing.
Reading from an affidavit from Detective Chris Sweeny, Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said Sweeny and Sgt. Jackie Stevenson were in the area of 17th Avenue and Hazel Street when they saw a black Dodge Charger run a stop light. They got behind the vehicle which was traveling west on 13th Avenue at speeds of up to 50-miles-per-hour in a 35-mile-per -hour zone and when Sweeny turned the blue lights on the police vehicle on, the driver, later identified as Robinson fled.
The chase continued to the area of 13th Avenue and Taft Street where a passenger reportedly threw something out of the window, then north on Oakwood Road to 6th Avenue and east on 6th Avenue where the passenger reportedly threw something else out of the vehicle.
Carson said officers continued to chase the vehicle to University Drive where Robinson pulled in front of a marked police car which then took the lead in the chase, which continued east on Pullen Street to Walnut where Robinson ran a stop light and then to the Martha Mitchell Expressway where the vehicle was clocked at 90-miles-per-hour while driving in the wrong lane.
After leaving the expressway, the vehicle ran onto Market Street, then to Pines Mall Drive before turning onto 38th Avenue where the vehicle ran into a ditch and Robinson and a passenger were arrested.
Carson said Robinson’s driver’s license is suspended, there was no license on the vehicle, and said it appeared that a petition has been filed to revoke his probation in Washington County.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Robinson.