Fall River man leads State Police on chase in Hyannis after traffic stop

Area in Hyannis where Marcus Pogue was captured

HYANNIS – A Fall River man is facing charges after leading State Police on a brief chase Wednesday morning in Hyannis.

Trooper David Phan, a recent graduate of the 83rd Recruit Training Troop, and his Field Training Officer, Trooper Matthew West, were on patrol in Barnstable when they observed a gray Nissan Sentra with a missing brake light lens traveling west on Route 28.

According to spokesman David Procopio, the troopers activated their emergency lights and conducted a motor vehicle stop. The Nissan pulled to the right and stopped on the shoulder of the road.

As the Troopers got out of their cruiser and began walking toward the Nissan, the suspect, identified as Marcus Pogue, 24, suddenly accelerated away.

Troopers got back into the cruiser and pursued the suspect vehicle for approximately a half mile. The suspect vehicle had to stop when it came up on traffic stopped at a red light at Route 28 at Yarmouth Road. The driver jumped out and began running out of the intersection toward Camp Street.

Trooper Phan pursued on foot while Trooper West followed in the cruiser. The suspect ran through a back yard on Camp Street, jumped a fence, and ran back toward the intersection.

He crossed Yarmouth Road into the DJ’s Restaurant parking lot and ran around the building onto train tracks. Troopers West and Phan were able to apprehend him there and place him into custody.

Troopers found a spring-loaded knife in Pogue’s waistband.

He is charged with the following:

1. Operating an unregistered motor vehicle;
2. Operating an uninsured motor vehicle;
3. Operating with a suspended license;
4. Failure to stop for police;
5. Equipment violation (motor vehicle brake light); and
6. Possession of a dangerous weapon.


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