Police: Man wanted in 3 counties leads police on high-speed chase

From CDT staff reports

A man who police searched for in Wallaceton last week is in the hospital after leading police on a high-speed chase through Centre and Blair counties early Saturday.

State police at Philipsburg received a tip at about 1 a.m. that Hunter Anderson, 23, who is wanted in Centre, Clearfiled and Clinton counties, was driving a blue 2005 Dodge Dakota in Decatur Township in the area of Six Mile and Blue Spruce roads.

Troopers on patrol in the area saw the described vehicle and followed it, reportedly observing multiple traffic violations. Police activated sirens in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle instead began “traveling at a speed greater than reasonable.”

The high-speed chase lasted about 23 minutes, ending near the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. in Snyder Township, Blair County, according to police.

The vehicle reportedly lost control, traveled off the roadway and became airborne off an about 10-foot cement flood wall. Police said the vehicle overturned several times before coming to a rest in the river.

Anderson was transported to UPMC Altoona, police said, and will be arraigned on all pending warrants once he’s released from the hospital.

As previously reported, Anderson faces a felony charge of fleeing police along with several summary traffic offenses, according to court documents.

On May 24, a situation in Wallaceton kept some Philipsburg-Osceola students from leaving school. State police had information that Anderson was believed to be staying at an address in the 300 block of Clearfield Street in Wallaceton, as previously reported.