Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 16, 2014

Two men in custody following pursuit

GARDNER — Two male suspects are in custody following about an hour-long pursuit through Mercer County that ended on Gardner Road near the intersection with Rocky Branch Road.

Matoaka Police Chief John Sommers said that he had visited the suspects to question them about a grand larceny and two breaking and entering incidents in Matoaka. The two men fled in a blue Durango pickup truck, that was later discovered to have been stolen, Sommers said.

“The West Virginia State Police, Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, Division of Natural Resources and Athens Town Police all assisted in the pursuit,” Sommers said. The suspects were arrested at about 2 p.m.

 

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