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Matoaka man arrested after alleged stolen car chase

Local - 10/8/2013 10:41 AM
SPANISBURG - A Mercer County man was arrested after he allegedly lead state police on a car chase.

Sgt. D.W. Miller with the Princeton Detachment said Richard Anthony Hart, 46, of Matoaka, was charged with attempted murder, grand larceny, and obstructing a police officer.

According to Miller, Cpl. Shrewsbury spotted a white Ford Ranger that was reported stolen with Hart outside the vehicle.  Miller said Shrewsbury asked Hart to surrender, but he got in the truck and tried to run Shrewsbury over.  A chase ensued on Rich Creek Road in the Spanishburg area at around 8:00 p.m. Monday.  Hart eventually wrecked the vehicle after he lost control going around a curb and was taken into custody.

He's scheduled to be arraigned in magistrate court Tuesday morning.

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