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Man leads officers, deputies in pursuit from Tampa to St. Petersburg

TAMPA — A 23-year-old man led officers on a pursuit early Wednesday that began on Fowler Avenue and ended in St. Petersburg, police said.

The chase began when a Tampa police officer saw a red 2010 Ford pickup truck with a stolen Mississippi tag near Fowler and 15th Street. After the officer stopped the truck, Lebaron Woods, 21, and Landrick Edwards, 23, tried to run but were arrested.

Gregory Deonte Brinson drove off.

The officer followed the truck south on Interstate 275 into St. Petersburg, exiting at 15th Avenue S, Tampa police said.

St. Petersburg police and Pinellas deputies soon joined the pursuit.

Brinson bolted out of the pickup near 11th Avenue S north of Fargo Street S, where he was chased to 1227 Fargo Ave. S and arrested.

No injuries were reported during the pursuit, Tampa police said.

Woods and Edwards face trespassing charges. Brinson faces charges of grand theft auto, resisting without violence, and aggravated fleeing and eluding.

Man leads officers, deputies in pursuit from Tampa to St. Petersburg 01/23/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:25pm]
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