Berkeley County man arrested in field following chase

March 06, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man allegedly led police on a chase early Monday before he was arrested in a field near the 5000 block of Specks Run Road, according to a news release from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

A sheriff’s deputy on patrol found Timothy Richard Milburn of 1567 Specks Run Road parked on the side of the road in a green Ford Mustang near the intersection of Specks Run Road and Trough Hill Lane at about 1:36 a.m., police said.

When the deputy attempted to make contact with Milburn, he allegedly sped off down Specks Run Road until he reached a concrete bridge near the 5000 block of the roadway, where he slammed on his brakes, exited the vehicle and continued to flee on foot, police said.

Police said Milburn hopped a fence leading toward Mill Creek, then jumped into the creek and crossed to the other side.

The deputy ran across the bridge and met him on the other side, so Milburn went back across the creek to where the foot pursuit began, police said.

Milburn refused to comply with police orders, but eventually walked back up the hill unassisted toward the roadway where he was apprehended, police said in the release.

Police charged Milburn with fleeing, driving with a DUI-revoked license and obstruction.

Milburn was taken to Eastern Regional Jail. He was not listed as an inmate Monday night.

— C.J. Lovelace

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