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Man arrested in Martinsburg after two-state pursuit of stolen truck

March 05, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man was in custody in Eastern Regional Jail early Tuesday after police pursuing a stolen pickup truck from Virginia into West Virginia brought the vehicle to a stop in Martinsburg, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Matthew Michael Cameron, no address given, was charged with fleeing while driving under the influence, receiving/transferring stolen property, bringing stolen property into the state and being a fugitive from justice, the release said. The West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority website gave Cameron’s age as 22.

Shortly after midnight, Berkeley County deputies were called to assist the Frederick County (Va.) Sheriff’s Office with the pursuit of a vehicle that had entered Berkeley County traveling north on Winchester Avenue (U.S. 11), according to the release.

Frederick County deputies were attempting to pull the vehicle over for a narcotics violation, the release said. A check of the license of the vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, revealed that it had been stolen in Montgomery County, Md., according to the release.

The Toyota led police north on U.S. 11, reaching the intersection with W.Va. 9 and W.Va. 45 near the Martinsburg city limits, the release said. Police used stop sticks to deflate the left rear tire of the Tacoma, which turned right onto Apple Harvest Drive (W.Va. 9) and traveled about one-and-a-half miles before spinning out in the area of State Circle, police said.

Deputies from Berkeley and Frederick counties and West Virginia State Police troopers took Cameron into custody.

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