Man Leads Police on Chase Down I-77 After Stealing Car

MONTGOMERY– A Parkersburg man has been arrested after stealing a truck in Montgomery and leading police on a chase.

State Police say Johnny L. Frame stole a Black Chevrolet Tahoe from the Dollar General in Montgomery on Thursday. Police located the car traveling south on I-77 as Frame rammed three separate vehicles along the road. 

Frame then exited I-77 at Paint Creek at Exit 74 and traveled around 2 miles south on Paint Creek Road. Frame abandoned the stolen car after it was disabled and then fled the scene on foot to Morton’s Travel Plaza. He attempted to steal another vehicle but was apprehended by Corporal J. D. McCoy and Corporal M. E. Underwood.

After the initial investigation it was determined Frame had stolen two other vehicles on Thursday as well. He had stolen a car from Parkersburg, WV and Chelyan, WV.  He was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, three counts of reckless driving, three counts of failure to maintain control, 3 counts of leaving the scene with property damage, and driving suspended.

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