A Mount Holly Springs man faces multiple charges after police said he led them on a high-speed chase through the western end of Cumberland County on Tuesday.
State Police at Carlisle responded to the Giant Food Store in the 900 block of Walnut Bottom Road at 6:33 p.m. Tuesday where store management told them $200 had been taken from an open register by a white male wearing a camouflage hat, a black Carhartt jacket and jeans.
Video surveillance showed the suspect leaving in an older model, red Ford F-150 pickup truck. The suspect was identified as Justin R. Miller, 27.
During patrol around 8 p.m. that evening, troopers said they spotted the truck at the Rite Aid in the 400 block of South Hanover Street in Carlisle. Police said Miller then entered the truck and fled the parking lot, nearly hitting the police vehicle in the process.
Troopers pursued Miller through Carlisle at rates exceeding 60 mph. Troopers said Miller ignored traffic signals at intersections and crossed the double yellow line to pass other vehicles, causing opposing traffic to pull off the road to avoid being hit.
The pursuit continued onto Newville Road and Bloserville Road at speeds of 80-100 mph before Miller hit a utility pole in the 3900 block of Enola Road, spinning out into a yard, police said.
As troopers approached the truck on foot, Miller took off again on Enola Road and was pursued by Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department officers. Troopers said Miller crashed a short time later and was taken into custody.
Miller was arraigned before Magisterial District Justice Susan K. Day and charged with two felony counts of attempted aggravated assault and a felony count of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, recklessly endangering another person, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, retail theft and disorderly conduct.
He remains in Cumberland County Prison on $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 10 in front of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan R. Birbeck.