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Police Chase Goes Through Spring Hill Cemetery


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man led police on a car chase that ended up Friday in a cemetery.

Police say they spotted Charles Murphy Friday afternoon in a Volvo that had been reported stolen Thursday.

According to the criminal complaint, when they tried to pull him over on Charleston Avenue, Murphy hit the gas and eventually swerved into Spring Hill Cemetery.

Police say he drove over the grass near where people were standing.

The complaint says Murphy bailed out of the car at the back of the cemetery and was finally caught on foot on Bungalow Avenue.

Police say Murphy also had a stolen purse with credit cards.

A female juvenile was also in the car. She's now in custody of the Department of Health and human Resources, police say.

Police say Murphy does not have a driver's license.

Murphy's bond was set at $64,000.


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