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Man jailed following Friday night car chase

Sep. 15, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A man has been jailed following a car chase that ended in a cemetery late Friday.

Charles Edward Murphy, 20, was arrested Friday and charged with grand larceny, fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing - no vehicle, driving without a driver's license, destruction of property and petit larceny. He was incarcerated at Western Regional Jail on $64,000 bond.

According to records from Cabell County Magistrate Court, Murphy was observed driving a blue Volvo that had previously been reported stolen, near the intersection of 20th Street and Charleston Avenue. When police attempted to stop the vehicle, they said that Murphy accelerated up Norway Avenue and into Spring Hill Cemetery.

The complaint continues that Murphy swerved, at a high rate of speed, into a grassy area where people were standing, and continued to the back of the cemetery, where he brought the vehicle to a stop and fled the car on foot. He was caught a short time later in the 1900 block of Bungalow Avenue.

Police at the scene discovered a stolen purse and credit cards in Murphy's possession.

A juvenile in the car at the time is in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Resources.

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