One person arraigned in connection with Woburn police chase

One person appeared in court Thursday after Massachusetts State Police arrested two suspects after a police pursuit that ended in Woburn. 

At around 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lawrence Police attempted to stop a Jeep Cherokee as part of an ongoing investigation according to State Police spokesman David Procopio. The Cherokee’s driver allegedly refused to stop and took Route 495 south. State Police troopers joined in the pursuit that led to Woburn.

State Police said Odain Mark, 20 of Hyde Park,  bailed out of the Cherokee and ran inside the Woburn Racquetball Club.

Police said the driver of the car, Keith Jones, 23 of Acton, continued on to Wilmington and Billerica before ditching the vehicle in the parking lot of Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. Jones was arrested in the parking lot.

Two schools in Burlington, Marshall Simonds Middle School and Memorial Elementary School, were placed in lockdown during the search according to the Burlington Police Department. State Police said that during the search, one of their dogs suffered a leg injury. The German Shepherd, Dakota, is expected to make a full recovery.

One suspect faced a judge in Woburn District Court on Thursday.

State Police said Jones was driving the Cherokee over 100 miles per hour on I-93 south. He was arraigned on five moving violations, including negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and failure to stop for police. 

Jones was animated in court, and said prosecutors were lying about his speed. 

His bail was set at $7,500 cash, but Jones has a warrant out for his arrest so the bail was revoked. 

Mark did not appear in court on Thursday. 

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