Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 25, 2012

Bluefield police arrest man on charges related to truck theft

BLUEFIELD — A Bluefield man was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly stealing the truck part of a tractor-trailer rig, and leading police on a high-speed chase with speeds reaching 100 miles-per-hour Thursday night, police said.

Adolphus L. Bolen, 35, of Bluefield was arrested on the city’s East End at about 5 a.m., Friday morning after escaping into a wooded area off of John Nash Boulevard, according to Sgt. G.A. Ruth of the Bluefield Police Department.

Police initiated a pursuit of the truck at about 8 p.m., Thursday evening starting in the 900 block of Bluefield Avenue in Bluefield, according to Bluefield Police Chief J.W. “Joe” Wilson. The driver of the truck led police on a high-speed chase down Princeton Avenue, west on U.S. Routes 19/460 and on Nash Boulevard.

Ruth said that the driver exited the truck near the southbound I-77 entrance ramp off of Nash Boulevard. The suspect was captured several hours later in the East End of Bluefield when police acted on a tip received from the public. Bolen was charged with grand larceny, fleeing in a vehicle and fleeing on foot. He appeared before Magistrate Susan Honaker who set bond at $25,000, cash or surety. He did not make bond and was set to be remanded to the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver.

The truck was not connected to a trailer, or “bob tailing” in tractor-trailer terminology. Two additional people who were detained at the truck, were later released, police said.

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