PHOENIX - The search for a man, who led police on a cross-county chase, continues.
The pursuit began in the east Valley, moved along freeways, and ended in south Phoenix near 35th Avenue and Southern at the suspect’s home.
The suspect's family identified the man as 23-year-old Josh McClelland.
Robert McClelland, Josh’s brother, thinks his brother was probably scared and that’s why he ran.
McClelland is believed to have outstanding warrants for traffic tickets.
“I believe he was working and maybe speeding,” McClelland said. "They tried to pull him over and he ran.”
Police said McClelland was driving his van at speeds close to 100 miles an hour. Gilbert police followed the white van that was swerving all over the roadway.
Police tried to stop McClelland , but he refused to stop. DPS was called in and the chase continued to the west Valley until it ended at McClelland's home.
ABC15 video showed officers with guns drawn at the house near 35th Avenue and Southern.
Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said it appeared McClelland was able to get out of the area before officers could set up a perimeter.
“I don’t understand why he ran,” McClelland's brother said. “Turn himself in…it’s much easier that way and it’s stupid to run. A couple days in jail versus who knows now…it ain’t worth it.”
If caught, McClelland will likely face felony flight charges.
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