Man Runs From Police & Leaves Child In Vehicle

An area man has been arrested after leading Elkhart Police on a pursuit, then abandoning the car with a 7 year-old, alone, inside. Police tried stopping 36 year-old Kaharri Pratcher for reckless driving, Sunday morning, on County Road 17 south of County Road 14. Instead, Pratcher took off, leading police on a chase until he left the vehicle inside Arbor Lakes Apartments on Stillwater Drive. Inside the abandoned vehicle, Sheriff's Deputies found Pratcher's 7 year old niece. Police eventually caught up to Pratcher, who was failed field sobriety tests and refused a chemical test. He was also found to not have a driver's license and to be a habitual traffic violator.