High Speed Chase in Berkeley Springs Ends in Arrest in Virginia

A Morgan County man was arrested Wednesday in Fredrick County Virginia after he attempted to strike a Morgan County Deputy Sheriff and fled officers in southern Morgan County.

 Garland W. Miller, 37, was arrested in Frederick County by Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies who were assisting Morgan County officers.

The incident began when West Virginia State Police requested assistance on the fleeing driver heading south on US 522 in an older gray Jeep Cherokee.

Deputy Josh Lebo attempted to stop the fleeing driver on 522 near Eddie’s Tire Service.

Miller attempted to hit Lebo head on.  Lebo then began the pursuit and requested assistance.

Sheriff Bohrer, Chief Walter, Deputy Jenkins responded to assist.

Miller drove at excessive speeds, ran countless vehicles off the roadway and endangered the lives of many motorists.  He also passed in no passing zones and was clocked on radar at speeds greater than 100 mph.

Sheriff Bohrer advised Lebo to discontinue the pursuit at the Virginia State Line.

Officers requested assistance to locate the fleeing subject from Berkeley and Frederick County law enforcement.

Deputy Lebo located the vehicle in Frederick County.  Lebo detained the subject — a wanted felon — until Virginia offices arrived.

Miller was wanted on outstanding warrants from Frederick County, Virginia also.

Deputy Lebo filed felony fleeing and eluding charges in West Virginia for Miller.  

Once filed they were sent to Virginia where he was arrested as a fugitive from justice from West Virginia.


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