Seaford man leads police on early morning chase

Batson (Delaware State Police)

A Seaford man has been arrested after leading police on a pursuit early Sunday morning.


Delaware State Police say a trooper attempted to stop 37-year-old Dontra Batson after he was observed traveling at a high rate of speed in his blue Ford Escape on southbound Sussex Highway near Concord Road. Batson allegedly led the pursuit down Concord Road, where he struck a home on Haven Drive and fled on foot. Officers chased him down and apprehended him without further incident.


A further investigation determined that Batson was impaired. Officers also found 2.89 grams of marijuana and 15 grams of cocaine. A Ruger 9mm handgun was also found, and computer check showed Batson was a convicted felon prohibited from having a firearm.


Batson was transported to Troop 5 and charged with the following offenses:

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)

Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)

Resisting Arrest

Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Driving Under the Influence

Possession of Marijuana

Numerous traffic offenses


Batson was lodged at Sussex Correctional Institution on $23,850 cash bond.

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