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Desmond Cole of Easton surrenders to police

In May, Upper Macungie police chased him into Berks County but he escaped

Suspect in chase from Lehigh into Berks surrenders to police

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Easton man who led police on a chase across two counties in May turned himself in to Allentown police on Friday.

Twenty-one-year-old Desmond Cole faces a felony charge of fleeing police and misdemeanor charges that include accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property, recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief.

On May 15, Cole took off when Upper Macungie Township police tried to stop him for speeding on Route 222. He led officers on a nearly 25-mile-long chase into Berks County. He hit another car in Kutztown, but kept going. He ditched his car in Muhlenberg Township and escaped on foot into nearby woods.

He jumped out of the car while it was still moving and it hit a house, causing minor damage.


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