City Man Charged After High-Speed Chase

A Jamestown resident is facing charges after leading Jamestown police officers on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of 90 miles an hour in the city limits.

Braedon L. Jim, 24, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer, failure to comply with an emergency vehicle, speeding and reckless driving. At 4:18 a.m. Thursday, officers reported seeing a black Lincoln MKZ speeding on Washington Street. Officers in a marked patrol car attempted to pull the vehicle over when the driver turned right onto Fluvanna Avenue and then onto North Main Street, all while accelerating to three times the posted 30 mile an hour speed limit. The driver eventually stopped on North Main Street near Interstate 86.

Jim was taken to the Jamestown City Jail and released with an appearance ticket to be in court later under the state’s bail reform laws.