A 22-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested late Friday night after crashing his vehicle on Old Town Road and fleeing on foot into Bridgeport. Latrell Eppes, 22, of Sylvan Avenue, was located by officers on Lakeside Drive and attempted to escape. Eppes indicated that he had a gun and threatened to shoot the officers, but was wrestled to the ground when he started to charge at them. The .40 caliber handgun was later recovered in a nearby garbage can by a resident on Lakeside Drive.
Eppes had been operating a 2016 Hyundai Accent on Old Town Road and collided with two parked cars near the intersection of Frenchtown Road. Witnesses reported that two other occupants had fled from the vehicle with Eppes, but they were not located.