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Harvest Man Charged Following Chase With Huntsville Police

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Huntsville Police have charged a man who allegedly led them on a high-speed chase early Tuesday morning.  At times, speeds reached 110 miles per hour as officers chased the driver.

Desmond Stallworth-Lofton (Photo: Huntsville Police)

Desmond Stallworth-Lofton, 20, of Harvest, faces a number of charges:

  • Possession of Marijuana 2nd
  • Possession of a controlled synthetic substance
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Attempting to elude police
  • Resisting arrest

 

The situation started Tuesday around 1:30 a.m. during a traffic stop on University Drive.  A police officer said he smelled drugs as he walked up to the car.  Seconds later, the driver took off.  The chase continued on Memorial Parkway and Interstate 565, then on Sparkman Drive across the UAHuntsville campus, back down Jordan Lane, onto Crestview Drive and finally ending on Julia Street near where it began.  At times, speeds reached 110 MPH.

Police say Stallworth-Lofton got out of the car and tried to run away.  Officers used pepper spray on him.

Police say they found drugs in the car.  They arrested the driver, but questioned the passenger and released him.

No one was hurt.