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Bridgeport PD arrest Chapmanville man following pursuit

Bridgeport Police arrested a Chapmanville man for fleeing in a stolen vehicle.

According to a news release from the Bridgeport Police Department, 29-year-old Lowell Edward Young was arrested following a chase.

Police said a vehicle had been stolen in the White Oaks area and was reported at the intersection of Route 131 and Route 50.

Police attempted a traffic stop but the defendant took off at a high rate of speed and officers continued the pursuit onto I-79 South. The driver avoided a spike strip but eventually crashed trying overtake another vehicle.

A chase on foot commenced following the crash.

Bridgeport Police and West Virginia State Troopers captured Young and charged him with grand larceny and fleeing with reckless indifference. Both charges are felonies.

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