Motorist accused of high-speed chase turns himself in to police

A 25-year-old Philadelphia motorist turned himself in Friday to face charges stemming from a brief high-speed chase he had with city police on Wednesday morning that began when he ran a stop sign at Memorial Avenue and Grier Street.

Police allege Shelton Ramon Bryant fled from Patrolman Jason Dockey about 11 a.m., traveling at speeds of 100 mph as the pursuit continued south on Grier Street and then west on West Fourth Street.

The officer lost sight of the vehicle near Memorial Park, but the Chrysler Pacifica police said Bryant was driving was soon found abandoned in a lot on Green Avenue, just south of Mill Lane in Old Lycoming Township.

With his attorney by his side, Bryant, who moved here four months ago to be with his fiancee in the 1200 block of Vine Avenue, was arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of fleeing police, recklessly endangering, driving with a suspended license and three summary traffic violations.

On parole for a firearm conviction, Bryant was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.