Tyrone man caught after police pursue him in Logan Township

A Tyrone man was caught by police in Logan Township after he attempted to flee them yesterday afternoon.
Police Chief Ron Heller said 25-year-old James D. Potts of 385 Holland Road, Tyrone was spotted in a vehicle by an off-duty state police officer on East Sixth Avenue at 12:21 p.m. Heller said the off-duty officer knew of warrants against Potts and he contacted 911. Logan police then responded to the call.
Heller said Potts was headed into Greenwood when police encountered him. Heller explained a police vehicle displayed its emergency lights behind Potts’ vehicle in an attempt to have him pull his vehicle over to the side of the road.
Potts then allegedly fled police on South Dartmouth Lane. He crossed over Pleasant Valley Boulevard and stopped his vehicle in a driveway on Notre Dame Road.
Heller said Potts then fled on foot and was apprehended by officers “several doors down” from where he left his vehicle. Heller said there was a female passenger in the vehicle Potts was driving. The unidentified passenger was not charged in the incident.
After his capture, Potts was placed in Blair County Prison on a bench warrant. He is facing numerous charges stemming from yesterday’s incident. Heller said his department plans to charge Potts with fleeing and attempting to allude, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and traffic violations.