Man wanted after pursuit involving stolen truck and license plate

Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 11:42 AM EDT
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UPDATE 6/21/22 @ 4:15 p.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - More details have been released about a pursuit involving a stolen pickup truck in Kanawha County.

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, the truck was recovered but the driver got away.

The incident began around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday when a deputy ran a check on a license plate, which was reported stolen in Fayette County. Deputies saw a man fueling a Chevrolet Silverado at a gas station in the Chelyan/Cabin Creek area. The man got back into the truck and sped off.

Deputies pursued the truck onto Cabin Creek Road, reaching speeds more than 70 mph at times. The driver threw items, including papers, clothing and tools, to try and distract deputies. He drove onto a rough pipeline road and came to a stop, getting out and running away. A K-9 tried to track the man’s scent, but it was unsuccessful.

Investigators later confirmed that both the truck and the license plate were stolen.

The man is described as thin with short dark hair. He is about 6 feet tall and in his 30s.

Deputies say a firearm was not recovered, despite reports that the driver was seen with a firearm while driving the truck.

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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Authorities are actively pursuing a driver in Kanawha County Tuesday afternoon, according to 911 dispatchers.

The chase began along MacCorkle Avenue SE in Chelyan, officials report.

Dispatchers say the pursuit started after a driver didn’t pull over when an officer initiated a traffic stop.

Further information has not been released.

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