Charges bound over for man who allegedly attempted to flee from police

The man accused of causing an accident Jan. 6 in Ferguson Township while attempting to flee from police waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Isaiah Tilghman, 25, is represented by Christine Breton, with the public defender’s office.

Tilghman is facing four felonies, including manufacturing, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, fleeing or attempting to elude police among numerous counts of reckless endangerment.

Just before the accident on Jan. 6, police observed a Pontiac G-6 at the Boalsburg Mart on Boal Avenue.

Police observed a woman, exit a Hyundai and get into the Pontiac. According to the affidavit, police believed a drug transaction took place inside the car.

Police indicate they waited for both vehicles to exit the Boalsburg Mart parking lot and then pursued both vehicles.

When the woman’s vehicle was pulled over, she confirmed that a drug transaction did take place, telling police that she had just purchased “10 bags of heroin” from the driver of the Pontiac, later identified as Tilghman.

Simultaneously, another police unit attempted to pull over Tilghman around the 3200 block of West College Avenue.

Tilghman attempted to flee, passing several vehicles along West College and Shingletown roads. The affidavit indicates Tilghman exceeded speeds of 90 mph. Right before the chase ended, Tilghman struck another vehicle head-on.

Tilghman then attempted to flee on foot, but was caught while trying to hide among residences on Sunday Drive.

The charges were bound over for trial. A pretrial conference will be held and Tilghman will be expected to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.

Tilghman is being held at the county jail on $75,000 monetary bail.