Man wanted on warrants arrested after trying to flee from police

Posted: Feb. 25, 2013 10:45 am Updated: Mar. 11, 2013 11:15 am

A man wanted on several warrants fled from police early Sunday morning, but was arrested when his car became disabled.

Seth R. Mullins, 24, of 1208 N. 22nd, was arrested on a new charge of aggravated fleeing to elude police, as well as the charges from the outstanding warrants for methamphetamine conspiracy, domestic battery and failure to reduce speed. He was lodged in the Adams County Jail.

A investigation also led to the arrest of a 16-year-old Quincy male who was a passenger in the fleeing car.

Quincy police reported two officers were in the area of the Casino Starlite at 1201 N. 20th at about 2 a.m. Sunday when they spotted two men in a silver 2003 Infiniti and recognized one as being Mullins, who was wanted on several outstanding warrants.

Police said the officers approached the car on foot, but Mullins started the car and drove past them north on 20th Street at a high rate of speed. The car became disabled around Sixth and Locust and Mullins turned south on Sixth. Officers found the car at Sixth and Maple as Mullins was attempting to restart it. Mullins was taken into custody, but the passenger had fled.

Police said the unnamed juvenile was later found and arrested on charge of obstructing justice and an Illinois Department of Corrections parole violation. The juvenile was lodged in the Adams County Juvenile Detention Center.