Crime

Charges bound over for man involved in dangerous chase

Charges were bound over Wednesday against a McVeytown man accused of fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle through Centre Hall last week.

Michael Alan Kerr, 58, is facing four felonies: criminal mischief; theft by unlawful taking; receiving stolen property; and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

Kerr is also charged with numerous misdemeanors including driving under the influence of alcohol and unauthorized use of a vehicle and several summary offenses.

Police attempted to stop Kerr as he allegedly deliberately raced past the Centre Hall intersection at speeds approaching 60 mph.

According to the criminal complaint, Kerr allegedly sped into the intersection of state routes 144 and 45. Police say they attempted to stop the white Ford truck but were unsuccessful.

Rockview state police continued following Kerr onto Route 144 at high rates of speed, according to an affidavit. Police say the vehicle finally came to a stop when Kerr attempted to swerve off state Route 192 and flee through an adjacent field.

He continues to be held at the Centre County jail on $200,000 monetary bail.

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