On Monday, April 29, 2019 at approximately 9:30 am, a Columbia Borough Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white in color Pontiac G6 GT for a traffic violation. The vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed starting at N Front Street and Walnut Streets in Columbia. The vehicle then drove in the wrong direction from the new 441 bypass onto Cedar Street and continue through Columbia. The vehicle entered the 462 bridge and continued west at a high rate of speed into Wrightsville Borough, York County. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot towards the Susquehanna River in the 100 Blk of Mulberry Street.
Officers from Columbia Borough, West Hempfield Township, Hellam Township and Lower Windsor Township attempted to set up a perimeter. K9's were brought in from York County Sheriff's Office, West York Police, and Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. An area search was conducted for approximately two and a half hours. Tyler M Evans, a 24 year old Columbia man was identified as the male that was operating the vehicle and fleeing from Police. Evans is wanted for a Lancaster County Probation Violation warrant and charges from a similar incident in Millersville Borough the prior week. Columbia Borough Police completed charges on Evans for Fleeing and Eluding Police (F3), Flight to Avoid Apprehension (F3), Reckless Driving and numerous other traffic offenses. A warrant is being requested on the new charges. Evans is still at large.
Anyone with information on Tyler M Evans is encouraged to call the Columbia Borough Police at (717)684-7735 or text LANCS to 847411. Evans is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.