Man accused of domestic violence leads police on wild chase

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Memphis man is now facing multiple counts of aggravated assault, one count of evading arrest, and a weapons charge after a police chase through Hickory Hill Sunday.

Memphis Police tried to arrest 28-year-old Devin Crutcher for a domestic violence complaint at an apartment on Treasure Island West.

Crutcher is accused of assaulting his girlfriend.

"There was a lot of police cars out here, a lot of them," one neighbor said.

A police report said Crutcher struggled with officers and took off running for his Ford Fusion. He drove away.

Police spotted his car near Winchester and Mendenhall and pulled him over.

The police report said Crutcher refused to cooperate and yelled he was being arrested for nothing.

Officers broke two windows in the car, but Crutcher still refused to get out.

One officer saw Crutcher reach for a glove box, which MPD later discovered held a handgun.

Officers pepper sprayed Crutcher.

He threw the car in both drive and reverse, and officers around the vehicle jumped out of the way.

Crutcher drove to the Crossing at Fox Meadows Apartments, off Ridgeway. He bailed out of the car, and police arrested him.

Crutcher later admitted to driving his car towards officers. He said he was trying to get away from being falsely arrested.

No one answered the door at Crutcher's apartment Monday.

He is locked up on a $60,000 bond.

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