Man crashed in parking lot, evaded officers

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One man is facing charges after police say he tried to flee the scene of a crash and evaded officers.

Police officials say the investigation began over the weekend when an off-duty security guard noticed a crash in a parking lot of the 2100 block of 8th Street.

The suspect, later identified as Dominique Blankenship, then reportedly tried to leave the scene of the crash but was stopped by the security guard.

Police say Blankenship got out of his vehicle and ran from officers but was eventually detained.

Blankenship was found with marijuana and a loaded handgun, according to a release.

Blankenship has since been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, evading arrest with a motor vehicle and evading arrest and detention with a prior conviction.

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm