HYANNIS — A Fall River man was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon after leading state police on a foot chase following a traffic stop.
Marcus Pogue, 24, was also charged with failure to stop, operating with a suspended license, operating an unregistered vehicle, operating without insurance, and a brake light violation, according to a statement from State Police spokesman David Procopio.
Massachusetts State Police were patrolling Route 28 shortly after noon and stopped Pogue when they noticed his Nissan Sentra was missing a brake light lens, the statement says. Pogue, the sole occupant of the vehicle, initially stopped for police, but allegedly drove away quickly when troopers approached his vehicle on foot. Troopers followed in their vehicle for about a half-mile until Pogue stopped for a red light at Yarmouth Road, jumped out of the car and fled, the statement says.
Pogue ran through a backyard on Camp Street, jumped a fence and ran back toward Route 28, crossing Yarmouth Road and the parking lot at DJ’s Family Sports Pub, with one trooper pursuing on foot, according to the statement. He was caught and arrested on the train tracks behind the building, Procopio wrote.
Troopers found a spring-loaded knife in the waistband of Pogue’s pants, he wrote.
Other agencies and K9 units, including from the Barnstable Police Department, provided assistance during the incident, Procopio wrote. No injuries were reported.