Shoplifting incident leads to police chase
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man who authorities said shoplifted more than $250 in groceries from Martin's Food Market on Saturday left the items in the parking lot before fleeing in a vehicle from police at high speeds with his 4-year-old son riding unrestrained in the back seat, police said.
Bradley Allen Bowers, 24, of 8194 Sine Trailer Court, was arraigned Monday on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, driving a vehicle while his license was revoked for DUI, fleeing from an officer and shoplifting, first offense, Berkeley County Magistrate Court records show.
A $10,500 bond was set for the case by Magistrate JoAnn Overington.
Martinsburg Police Department Patrolman C.R. Williamson attempted to stop the vehicle Bowers was driving in the 400 block of West King Street after the accused fled from the grocery store off Foxcroft Avenue, but was unsuccessful, records show.
The driver passed vehicles and drove on the wrong side of the road, traveling about 60 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone on Raleigh Street before later turning onto Wilson Street without stopping, Williamson said in court records.