Marquis Carlock mugshot

Marquis A. Carlock

DONORA – A Donora man is facing a string of charges stemming from a police pursuit from Monongahela to his hometown, where he nearly struck a police officer Saturday, court records allege.

District Judge Mark Wilson signed a warrant Monday for the arrest of the suspect, Marquis A. Carlock, who was sent to Allegheny County Jail in an unrelated case after he was taken into custody by Donora police.

Donora police were notified by Washington County 911 about 5 p.m. that Monongahela officers were pursuing a purple Ford Expedition into the borough along Route 837, court records show.

Donora police were with Charleroi Regional officers at the time at Highland Terrace and they immediately began to drive to Palmer Park along Route 837.

The Ford came to a stop on Lucretia Avenue after the vehicle fishtailed and nearly crashed into a railing. A Monongahela police officer also stopped, and he got out of the cruiser, at which time the Ford sped toward him before continuing the pursuit through many borough roadways.

Police also accuse Carlock of putting children and adults at risk because many people came outside to watch the pursuit, which sometimes followed narrow alleys.

Police took Carlock into custody after he locked the vehicle’s brakes and it nearly struck another police cruiser on Allen Avenue, court records allege.

Carlock allegedly refused orders at gunpoint to get out of the vehicle, prompting officer to break the windshield and passenger windows to force him to the street.

Carlock is facing charges of aggravated assault, flight to avoid apprehension, simple assault, fleeing from police, reckless endangerment, failure to yield to emergency vehicles and driving with a DUI-suspended license.

Wilson arraigned Carlock Tuesday morning on the Donora charges and transferred him to Washington County jail on $50,000 bond.

Staff Writer

Scott Beveridge is a North Charleroi native who has lived most of his life in nearby Rostraver Township. He is a general assignments reporter focusing on investigative journalism and writing stories about the mid-Mon Valley.

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