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Police find four who were in car that fled from authorities

No one charged in incident

December 27, 2010

ROHRERSVILLE — Police on Monday searched in the southern part of Washington County off Md. 67 for four individuals who were in a car that fled from authorities in West Virginia.

Police eventually found the four individuals, but no one was charged, including a male who was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant, authorities said.

That person, who was the driver of the car, was not charged because West Virginia authorities decided not to extradite him, Lt. Tim Baker of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said Monday night.

The driver had gone to a house in the 2800 block of Rohrersville Road and knocked on the door, saying his car had broken down, Baker said.

People at the house notified police at 8:45 p.m., Baker said.

Another male who had been in the car was found at about 6:37 p.m. along Gapland Road, Baker said.

A female and male, both passengers, were captured earlier after the car turned into a field, police said.

Police initially tried to stop the vehicle on U.S. 340 in Jefferson County, W.Va., after authorities were told to be on the lookout for a Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man who was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant, said Sgt. Ron Fletcher of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

The man was spotted driving a vehicle toward Harpers Ferry, Fletcher said.

Police tried to stop the vehicle but it fled, going through Harpers Ferry and crossing into Virginia and Maryland, Fletcher said.

In Maryland, the vehicle turned from U.S. 340 onto Md. 67, Fletcher said.

A Maryland State Police helicopter was used in the search.

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