Police find driver of stolen truck with help of K-9

BUCKHANNON — A Braxton County man was arrested Sunday after allegedly fleeing from Upshur County Sheriff’s deputies.

According to a press release from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, May 15 at approximately 11:40 p.m., Deputy Tyler Chidester attempted to stop an older model Chevy truck, orange in color with no registration on the Gaines Road in southern Upshur County, according to the release.

The driver of the truck, later identified as Anthony Allen Fisher, 19, of Braxton County, allegedly accelerated rapidly, with a vehicle pursuit ensuing on Gaines Road, Roby Ridge and Salem Ridge Road before the truck became disabled and the driver escaped.

K-9 Erros from the Buckhannon Police Department was brought in to assist, and the driver was found about a mile from the truck in a heavily wooded area, the release states.

The truck had been reported stolen from Webster County on May 13.

Fisher was charged with fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others, fleeing while DUI and possession of a stolen vehicle, all felonies.

Bail was set at $40,000 cash only by Upshur County Magistrate Alan Suder.

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