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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 5:00 pm | Updated: 12:11 pm, Fri Jul 25, 2014.

Police are still searching for a man who managed to elude them in a vehicular pursuit Thursday morning.

St. Clair Police Chief Bill Hammack said police received a call about a white male in a suspicious red-colored vehicle in Oak Ridge Estates subdivision off of Neff Road a little after 11 a.m.

When an officer arrived at the subdivision, he spotted Timothy Maddux, 36, St. Clair, in a maroon Dodge Intrepid with plates that matched the ones given in the complaint. The officer knew there was a felony warrant for resisting arrest on Maddux, and he attempted a traffic stop on Maddux.

Instead of pulling over, Maddux fled down Neff Road and then made an abrupt turn onto Bardot Street, where he drove off the road onto a grassy area behind the Edgar Murray School playground.

He then continued onto the playground, crashed through a fence and re-entered Bardot Street.

The maneuver put some distance between Maddux and the officer.

The officer attempted to continue pursuit, following Maddux north on South Main Street and from there down Mill Hill Road.

After losing sight of the vehicle, the officer contacted the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for assistance, but police were unable to locate Maddux.

Hammack said he is seeking additional charges against Maddux, including a second charge of resisting arrest, felony property damage, and other traffic charges.

According to police, the vehicle Maddux was driving allegedly belongs to Maddux’s estranged wife, who had tried to report it stolen but was unsuccessful because the car is considered marital property.