Grand theft auto fugitive from Texas arrested in Hurricane, W.Va.

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HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man wanted in Texas for grand theft auto charges and a parole violation is in custody in West Virginia, after police say he stole another car in West Virginia.

A woman dining at a restaurant along state Route 34 near Hurricane High School saw someone drive her car out of the parking lot.

The victim and her friend got into another car to follow the driver.

The driver, Andrew Coley, 36, of Texas, tried to get away but ended up turning down Hurricane Court, which is a dead end street.

He ditched the car, Hurricane Police Chief Mike Mullins says, and took off running.

A few minutes later, Hurricane police officers saw a man walking near Hurricane Middle School and stopped him.

That's when they discovered that the man who took the car from the restaurant was a fugitive from Texas.

According to Chief Mullins, Coley also faces a charge for the car theft in Hurricane. He eventually will be extradited to Texas.

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