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Chapmanville man arrested for high-speed pursuit in stolen truck pulling a boat


LOGAN COUNTY A Chapmanville man is in jail after leading police on a pursuit in a stolen truck pulling a boat.

Trooper First Class Z S Holden filed a criminal complaint in Logan County Magistrate Court Wednesday morning. Initially, Pikeville Police in Kentucky reported a stolen 2011 red Ford F-150 pick-up truck. Police in Pikeville also reported to West Virginia State Police that the truck was possibly headed for Chapmanville and driven by 34-year- Robbie Aaron Browning.


According to the complaint, the truck was stolen from a gas station in Pikeville and the truck contained a .38 caliber pistol.


Trooper Holden writes in the complaint that he conducted a traffic stop on the truck pulling a trailer with a boat. The truck took off while the trooper was approaching. The pursuit began in the Tony Addition area of Lincoln County. According to the complaint, the suspect drove the truck and boat at a high rate of speed on Greenshoal Road. The complaint described Mr. Browning’s driving as reckless, and Trooper Holden says he pursued the truck back into Logan County on Limestone Branch Road.


Sheriff’s deputies and more troopers were lying in wait for the truck and boat on Route Ten. The truck with boat in tow come off Limestone and turned north heading back toward Lincoln County. Multiple officers pursued the vehicle until ultimately it ran out of gas and piddled to a stop in the middle of the road.


Browning was placed under arrest. The missing pistol was located inside the truck.


Bond has been set at $100,000 cash or surety for three felony charges.


Browning is charged with Fleeing with reckless indifference, possession of a stolen vehicle, and prohibited person in possession of a firearm.


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