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Miltona man arrested second time in month for eluding police

Curt Matthew Craven was charged in Douglas County District Court Monday with second-degree assault and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, both felonies, along with gross misdemeanors of drunken driving and driving with a canceled license, and three misdemeanors – reckless driving, criminal damage to property and obstruction of the legal process.

ALEXANDRIA - Alexandria police used a stun gun while arresting a 32-year-old Miltona man over the weekend after authorities say he intentionally rear-ended another vehicle twice, fled from officers and resisted arrest.

Curt Matthew Craven was charged in Douglas County District Court Monday with second-degree assault and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, both felonies, along with gross misdemeanors of drunken driving and driving with a canceled license, and three misdemeanors – reckless driving, criminal damage to property and obstruction of the legal process.

It’s the second time in a month that Craven has been charged with eluding officers.

On July 25, he was charged with fleeing police in a motor vehicle during a high-speed chase that began in downtown Alexandria and reached speed up to 95 mph in a 55 mph zone on July 23. The latest incident began at 10:45 p.m. Friday night, Aug. 19, when Alexandria officers were called to assist the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

A 34-year-old Alexandria man reported that another driver, later identified as Craven, had intentionally rear-ended his vehicle and then did so a second time as he was on the phone with the 911 operator. The two men knew each other because they each had a relationship with the same woman, according to scanner traffic. The chase then began, and ended when he parked his vehicle in front of a mobile home. He failed to listen to police orders to get down on the ground, and officers used a stun gun to help subdue him.

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