Chase ends with car fire

Published 9:56 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Carrollton man and a Hampton woman were arrested Wednesday following a police chase that ended with the suspects’ vehicle on fire at the entrance to the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel.

Police arrested Quincy Campbell, 47, of Carrollton, on charges of shoplifting, eluding police, driving on a revoked license and obstruction of justice, according to a city news release. Campbell was being held Wednesday night at Western Tidewater Regional Jail on a $3,500 bond.

Also arrested was Rose E. Clark, 62, of Hampton. Clark was charged with shoplifting and released on a summons, according to Suffolk spokeswoman Diana Klink.

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According to Klink, police dispatchers received a report about 2 p.m. of a larceny at the Walmart in the 6200 block of College Drive. The caller provided a vehicle description, according to the release.

An officer spotted the vehicle, a blue Toyota Camry, leaving the area, and the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, according to the release. The vehicle continued driving on Interstate 664, even after smoke started to emerge from the vehicle.

The car eventually pulled over at the office complex on the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel. By that time, it was on fire, according to the release.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews arrived and extinguished the fire. Traffic was stopped on the bridge briefly during the incident.