Boynton Beach Police say a man fled from officers by driving at 100mph, causing several crashes after pulling a gun on his girlfriend in the middle of an argument.Officers arrested 22-year-old Jacques Joseph this week on charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault on an officer, fleeing or eluding police, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.The dispute allegedly started outside the woman’s home on Miner Road. Police say Joseph and the woman were arguing, when he suddenly pointed a gun at her.Police located Joseph in the driver’s seat of an SUV at a home on NE 1st Street. He sped away as an officer was trying to conduct a traffic stop.Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficeAccording to the arrest report, Joseph drove recklessly through city streets, onto to I-95, and to Delray Beach while going about 100 mph. At one point, he slammed on his brakes and swerved toward an officer, causing that officer to move to avoid a crash.The pursuit resulted in crashes involving civilian and law enforcement vehicles, according to police.Officers eventually were able to detain Joseph on Linton Blvd. in Delray Beach.Although they did not find the weapon he had used on the woman, a witness told officers that she heard the “racking” of a gun during the argument.Joseph was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. He made his first court appearance Thursday morning, where a judge set a $5,000 bond.
… to stretch lead against Barbados PrideFRONTRUNNERS Guyana Jaguars will aim to stretch their lead when they play the visiting Barbados Pride in round four of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional Cricket League (PCL) Regional Four-Day Competition from Friday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.The game is a day/night encounter and starts at 15:00hrs daily.The Jaguars are leading the points table, despite a below par performance so far.They currently sit on 33.6 points, .2 more than second-place Barbados Pride. Leeward Islands Hurricanes have emerged as a strong force and are in third place with 29.4 points after hugging the bottom of the table for many years. Still, it is a very close race, with six points separating first to fifth.Jamaica Scorpions (28.6), Trinidad and Tobago Red Force (27), while Windward Islands Volcanoes are at the bottom with 17.6 points.Meanwhile, head coach Esaun Crandon in an exclusive interview yesterday underlined the importance of home advantage, adding that the team will have to come out and play good cricket in order to be victorious.Esaun Crandon“It is important that we press home any advantage we have. We know that Barbados are very fierce opponents over the years, but obviously we know the conditions better than they,” Crandon pointed out.The former Guyana fast bowler added, “We had the opportunity to play a day/night game in St Lucia, so we know what to expect during the day and what to expect during the night, but overall we need to play better cricket than Barbados.”The 34-year-old Crandon, who took 90 wickets from 38 First-Class games, also highlighted the importance of the fourth round encounter, adding that a win will further strengthen the Jaguars’ position.“Obviously the game is very important for us taking into consideration we are just .2 points ahead. So we need to play good cricket over those four days and once we execute well, we can comes out on top,” Crandon said.Unlike the previous two years, the back-to-back champions have not clicked as a unit so far this season, and Crandon is well aware that there are some concerns, which need to be addressed ahead of Friday’s encounter.“Our batting and fielding are the areas we need to improve on. We need our batsmen to start converting to three figures. Also our shot-selection is something we need to look at,” Crandon said.On the other hand, Barbados Pride have been significantly strengthened, with five West Indies players returning to the 13-man squad.Opener Kraigg Brathwaite, left-hander Jonathan Carter, wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, batsman Shai Hope and off-spinning all-rounder Ashley Nurse, replaced the injured Kenroy Williams, wicketkeeper Mario Rampersaud, leg-spinner Nikolai Charles, batsman Aaron Jones and fast bowler Kevin McLean.All five players were members of the West Indies side who last week returned from the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe.The Jaguars are yet to confirm their squad.
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