ANDERSON­ — An Anderson man was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor drug charge on Monday evening after he led police on a chase through the city’s west side.

DeAundra M. Patterson, 23, of the 1300 block of East 27th Street, was arrested by Anderson police after a car and foot pursuit that ended with police using a Taser to subdue him in the 1500 block of Sheridan Street.

According to a probable cause affidavit, police stopped a car that Patterson was driving after 7 p.m. Monday at the intersection of 19th and Fairview streets. Police say Patterson had been speeding.

As police checked Patterson’s information with dispatchers, they discovered that he was suspended from driving as a habitual traffic violator. When police asked Patterson to get out of the car, the affidavit says, he refused and instead fled the traffic stop in his car.

Police chased Patterson’s car north on Fairview, west on 14th Street, South on Sheridan Street, west on 16th Street, south on Sherman Street, around a cul de sac, and back to 16th Street, the affidavit says. Patterson then turned north on Sheridan, east on 14th and then back to Fairview.

In the 1600 block of Fairview, the affidavit says that Patterson stopped the car and tried to flee on foot. In the 1500 block, police hit Patterson with a Taser stun weapon, and he fell to the ground, but continued to resist, the affidavit said.

When police brought Patterson under control, he was found to be carrying eight small bags of marijuana and more than $1,000 in cash.

Patterson was held on $5,000 bond Tuesday in the Madison County Jail, charged with Class D felony charges of operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic offender, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, and a Class A misdemeanor charge of dealing marijuana. 

Contact Dave Stafford: 648-4250,

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