The Tappahannock Police Department have charged an Essex County man following a pursuit through Tappahannock. Jacob Kline, 18, of Tappahannock led police on a pursuit after multiple calls regarding reckless driving. At approximately 3:30 Saturday April 9, police department Captain C.F. Davis attempted to stop Kline after he failed to stop at a traffic signal at Rt. 17 and Airport Rd. Kline proceeded north onto Rt. 17 at a high rate of speed towards Mt. Landing Creek. Davis lost sight of the vehicle and returned to town when Kline returned south into Tappahannock where Davis resumed the pursuit. Kline turned west onto Marsh St. and proceeded to drive through the barrier gate between Marsh St. and the old airport runway. Kline continued to elude police on Airport Rd. where he then turned north onto Mt. Landing Road into Essex County. The Essex County Sheriff’s Office continued pursuit approximately six or seven miles where Kline crashed the vehicle in woods adjacent to a field. Kline was arrested and charged with felony eluding police, felony damage to property, misdemeanor reckless driving, disobey a traffic signal, and failure to register a motor vehicle.

Kline is being held at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center under no bond.