ADA — An abandoned all terrain vehicle (ATV) was located by Ada Police officers after the driver eluded Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Denny at approximately 6 p.m. Nov. 7. The driver was described as a black male in his early 20s wearing a long white T-shirt and dark blue jeans.

Denny was walking his dog on East 13th when he reported being forced onto the curb to avoid being struck by a man driving a four wheeler on the street. Denny notified central dispatch and used his patrol unit to attempt to locate the driver. Denny spotted the ATV traveling at a high rate of speed in the same direction as himself on East 13th. The driver turned in to a parking lot at the corner of East 13th and Mississippi and Denny followed to attempt to make contact with the driver.

“The ATV turned toward my vehicle and attempted to ram the front end narrowly missing the bumper,” Denny said. “I notified central dispatch, activated my emergency lights and gave chase.”

After the suspect circled the area for about two minutes Denny reported he lost sight of the ATV when it turned north on Stonewall Street. Other patrol units responding located the ATV in an alley between 12th and 13th just off Stonewall Street.

The driver had abandoned the ATV, according to the report, and it was impounded. The vehicle identification number did not yield information through the state’s database.