Police seek man on gun charges

Published 9:28 pm Friday, December 27, 2013

Suffolk police are seeking a man who allegedly fled from police when they tried to pick him up on a weapons charge Friday afternoon.



Warrants are on file for Johnathan Standaert, 23, of Suffolk, for brandishing a firearm, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, reckless driving, eluding police and driving while revoked, according to a press release from city spokesman Tim Kelley.

Police received a call at 2:07 p.m. to respond to the 300 block of Ash Wood Drive, Kelley wrote in the release. Standaert allegedly fled the residence prior to officers’ arrival.


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When they located his vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop, he allegedly refused to stop and led officers on a short pursuit. The department decided to end the pursuit for the safety of the public.

Standaert is described as a light-skinned black male, 6 feet 2 inches tall and approximately 170 pounds. He is believed to be homeless and living in his vehicle, which is a silver Nissan with Virginia license plate WNZ-8263.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.