Man arrested after police chase in South Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was arrested after being accused of leading police on a chase in South Memphis Wednesday afternoon.

Antonio Boyce

Authorities said Antonio Boyce took off as an officer tried to pull him over near Cottonwood and South Mendenhall, weaving in and out of traffic until his car stalled near the corner of Emerald and Cottonwood.

Police said he tried to make a run for it, but was arrested a short distance away.

“I looked out my window and I saw several police cars, probably 15 to 20,” said one neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.

He said his neighborhood is usually very quiet.

“My neighbors were out for probably an hour to stop, watch and observe because it took several hours for them to come and tow the car,” he added.

Police said the officer initially tried to stop Boyce because his vehicle matched the description of a car used in a robbery earlier that day. They didn’t release any additional details on that incident.

Officers said they found marijuana, a scale and several hundred dollars in cash in his backpack.

Boyce was charged with evading arrest, reckless driving and drug possession. He’s being held on a $2,500 bond.

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