Police in mile long foot chase with homeless man

  • Todrick Zyquince Cork
    Todrick Zyquince Cork

Man arrested for evading arrest, outstanding warrants


Police were involved in a foot chase with a homeless man Tuesday that lead to an arrest for several outstanding warrants and evading arrest, according to a report.

At approximately 12:13 p.m. on June 11, officer Adrian Pruitt of SSPD was looking for a wanted subject near Pacific Park at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and West A Street, according to reports.

Pruitt contacted Todrick Zyquince Cork, 20, who is homeless, because Pruitt suspected the wanted subject could be hiding in Cork’s car, the report said.

Cork gave Pruitt a false name of Devonta Brown, but then provided his correct identifying information to Pruitt, the report stated.

Reports state Pruitt then conducted a records check and found Cork possessed several warrants, including: evading arrest or detention with a vehicle out of Lamar county, and unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces out of Paris.

“As officer attempted to place the subject in handcuffs, the subject fled from the officer on foot,” the report said. “The officer pursued the subject and advised him to stop multiple times.”

But according to the report, Cork did not follow Pruitt’s instructions.

“As officer gained on the subject, he stopped and layed [sic] down on the ground,” the report read.

“Pruitt pursued the individual for a little over a mile,” Sergeant Joe Scott, special crimes SWAT commander, said.

At the time, Pruitt was able to place Cork in handcuffs and transport him to the jail for book in, the report stated.

“Pruitt is one of our more productive officers,” Scott said. “He gets into something every day.”

Cork was further charged in Hopkins county for evading arrest, documents read.