A 26-YEAR-OLD Eastwood man has been charged with making off without payment after a taxi dropped him off in Ilkeston.
Police were called to Wirksworth Road, Kirk Hallam, on Wednesday September 7 just before 11pm after a taxi driver reported a passenger for not paying.
A passing police patrol car stopped after the taxi driver flagged it down and officers found a man hiding in a garden.
As he was being arrested he allegedly assaulted one of the officers and ran off.
The force helicopter was scrambled to help officers trace the suspect.
n A man is due to appear before Magistrates on Friday October 14 in relation to the unpaid taxi fare.