Wanted man faces fleeing/eluding charges after leading police on chase

A man is in custody after leading police on a chase in Tarentum very early Saturday morning.

According to KDKA-TV, state police attempted to pull over a vehicle that was traveling 87 mph in a 55 mph zone on State Route 28 at about 12:10 a.m.

The driver of that vehicle did not pull over. Instead he sped off and exited the highway. Then the driver erratically turned in to Ringer’s Pet Dog Training on East 6th Avenue, stopped the car and began fleeing on foot, reports KDKA-TV.

The police located the man at his home about a block away, and arrested him. The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Maurice A. Franklin, of Tarentum.

KDKA-TV reports, upon Franklin’s arrest, state police discovered that he was wanted for robbery in Butler County. Franklin now faces charges for fleeing/eluding.

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