Man steals news outlet's vehicle and then crashes into police car; arrested | Inquirer News

Man steals news outlet’s vehicle and then crashes into police car; arrested

/ 03:40 PM July 06, 2021

INQUIRER.net Stock Photo

A man who stole a news outlet’s vehicle right after reporters had just finished reporting about a crime he was involved in accidentally crashed into a state trooper’s cruiser in Georgia in the United States.

WRAL journalist Keenan Willard and photographer Lucas Nelson were about to leave after reporting on a high-speed chase when they were approached by a man last Saturday night, July 3, as per WRAL on the same day.

ADVERTISEMENT

The man, identified as 19-year-old Marcus Brown, approached the two after their 11 p.m. report and offered them cash to give him a ride to a gas station, but the reporters declined.

Brown then reportedly jumped into the car and drove off on US Highway 64 in Chatham County, but around five minutes later, crashed into a State Highway Patrol car.

FEATURED STORIES

No one was injured and Brown was then arrested, according to the report. The three other individuals involved in the said high-speed pursuit were also taken into custody.

Adrian Lowery, 24, and a minor were among the individuals involved in the pursuit. The minor has since been taken to the Chatham County Detention Facility, while Lowery was charged with possession of a stolen weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Caleb Sheffield, 19, was also arrested and charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, possession of a stolen firearm and resist, obstruct and delay, the report said.

Brown is likewise facing charges for fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon of mass destruction and larceny of motor vehicle.

The high-speed chase began after the suspects refused to obey a traffic stop after they were recorded driving 94 miles per hour in a 65-miles-per-hour zone. Police later allegedly found multiple guns during the investigation. Ian Biong /ra

RELATED STORIES:

Man charged with animal cruelty over alleged ‘sex act’ with horse

Man attempts to pay own bail with counterfeit money

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Car Crash, Chatham County, Georgia, high-speed chase, police chase, stolen cars, United States
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.