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W.Va. man faces more robbery, chase charges

December 07, 1999|By JULIE E. GREENE

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man charged with leading police on a chase and being involved in a robbery last month has been arrested on more charges, according to records in Berkeley County Magistrate Court.

Damon Lucky Mitchell, 23, no fixed address, was charged Tuesday with four counts each of aggravated robbery and wanton endangerment in connection with incidents on Nov. 16 and 17, court records state.

Charges of aggravated robbery and wanton endangerment with a firearm that were filed on Nov. 16 were dismissed Nov. 29 for lack of witnesses, court records state.

On Nov. 17 West Virginia State Police and Martinsburg City Police were looking for a green Chevrolet Tahoe because its driver was wanted on felony warrants. They ended up chasing the Tahoe and later, on foot, its driver through the streets of Martinsburg.

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During the pursuit a Tech 9 semi-automatic weapon was thrown out the Tahoe's window, police allege in court records. The driver jumped out of the vehicle but left it in drive, and it collided with a city police cruiser, causing about $1,000 in damage, court records state.

Mitchell also was wanted in connection with a robbery at a Martins Landing apartment on Nov. 16, court records state.

In addition, Mitchell still faces charges of fleeing, obstructing an officer, reckless driving, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving without a license, court records show.

Mitchell was being held Tuesday night at Eastern Regional Jail.

Kevin Pachot, 21, address unknown, also was charged with four counts each of wanton endangerment and robbery from the Nov. 16 robbery but had not been arrested as of Tuesday, court records state.

Arrest warrants on those charges were issued for Pachot on Dec. 1.

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