Orange man indicted by Jefferson County Grand Jury for evading arrest
Published 10:00 am Monday, July 29, 2019
By Dawn Burleigh
The Orange Leader
Jefferson County Grand Jury indicted Harold Skeeter Edgington, 25, of Orange Edgington on Wednesday, July 24 for the third-degree felony for intentionally fleeing from a Peace Officer in a motor vehicle when attempting to lawfully detain him.
Police responded to a call of a red Dodge pickup truck recklessly driving south at the 6000 block of Twin City Hwy. in Port Arthur at 3:23 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019.
An officer spotted the vehicle and witnessed the vehicle make several lane changes, according to an affidavit for the arrest warrant.
The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop by turning on his lights and sirens.
Another officer also made the same attempts to stop the vehicle.
The truck ran a red light, disregarded another patrol unit who also had activated its lights and sirens and ran a stop sign before pulling into a driveway at the 2000 block of Las Palmas in Port Arthur.
The sole occupant of the vehicle was Edgington.
Edgington was arrested for intentionally fleeing from a Peace Officer in a motor vehicle when attempting to lawfully detain him.
An indictment is not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.