Man facing felony charge after allegedly taunting officers in chase

UPDATE: Just after 4:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, Fargo Police tried making a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle driven by 30-year-old Leroy Esquire Manning, but Manning took off.

Then just after 9:30 Wednesday morning, police saw the car at 15th Ave. S. and 42nd St. S. and tried making another traffic stop. Police say Manning took off again but kept eyes on him from a distance.

Police say Manning continued to drive recklessly through Fargo by running red lights, driving backwards and continually trying to bait officers by driving past them slowly and displaying unfriendly hand gestures.

Officers eventually used a tire deflation device on the vehicle at 9th ave. S. and 42nd St. South. Police say Manning drove away southbound with flat tires. Manning eventually ran into a fire hydrant in the 2300 block of 42nd St. S.

Manning surrendered and was arrested for fleeing in a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, and driving under suspension fourth or more offense in five years.

ORIGINAL: A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after police say he taunted officers by driving backwards and blowing through red lights.

Police say 30-year-old Leroy Manning was wanted by several law enforcement agencies after he was caught driving recklessly last night.

Police found Manning's red dodge charger just before 4:30 Wednesday morning and say they tried to pull him over but that he wouldn't stop.

Manning was eventually stopped with tire deflation devices at 9th Ave and 42nd St. S. in Fargo.

Manning was not hurt but was taken to the hospital to get checked out.

Manning faces felony evading and reckless endangerment charges.