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UPDATE: Two People Arrested after Police Chase

By: Rahel Solomon; Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Rahel Solomon; Jeremy Edwards Email

Two people are behind bars after leading West Virginia State Police on a high-speed car chase Tuesday afternoon.

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UPDATE 12/17/13 @ 10:30 p.m.
NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two people are behind bars after leading West Virginia State Police on a high-speed car chase Tuesday afternoon.

Court documents allege Glen Carpenter led troopers on a chase reaching speeds more than 100 miles per hour. It started on Sissonville Drive outside of Charleston. Police arrested Carpenter in Nitro after they say he ran after ditching his car and passenger.

Poca resident Jennifer Bailey was visiting the Inland Reef pet store in Cross Lanes when she noticed Carpenter come in the store.

“You could tell he was fidgety and he kept looking out the glass,” Bailey told WSAZ.com Tuesday evening.

Bailey said she immediately felt uncomfortable and signaled for her 10-year-old daughter to come close to her.

“The guy walked around the counter to get out, and there was no door back there, and I had a hold of her and had my hand on her jacket and my foot on her shoe because I thought if he grabbed her, I'm going with him,” Bailey said.

Carpenter left the store but didn't make it far because just minutes after Bailey walked out of the store she says she witnessed several cops running in the direction she had seen Carpenter walk toward.

“Several cops came down the road just flying, stopped basically in the road, had their vests on, their assault rifles,” Bailey added.

Carpenter's charges include fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot and driving with a revoked license due to two previous DUI convictions.

Carpenter’s passenger Christa Collier also was arrested.



ORIGINAL STORY 12/17/13
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A person has been arrested after a wild police chase.

It started about 2 p.m. on Sissonville Drive near Charleston.

The chase came to end when dispatchers say the driver of the car jumped out and took off running near the Tyler Plaza Shopping Center on Route 62 in Cross Lanes.

West Virginia State Police are handing the investigation, but haven't released any details about who they arrested or why they were chasing that person.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.


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