Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com October 24

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for October 24. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Fire Destroys Home in Shenandoah County.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. -- An early morning fire destroyed a home on Mash Lane near Edinburg.

The Shenandoah County Public Information Officer said the firefighters arrived on the scene just before 5 a.m. to find the one-story home on fire.

Four people currently live in the home; however, only three of them were inside at the time of the fire. All three were able to escape. The fourth person was out of town.

The American Red Cross is currently being called to assist them.

Two Arrested After Chase

WINCHESTER, Va. (WHSV) -- Winchester Police arrested two men early Thursday morning following a pursuit.

Randolph Christopher Largent, 25, of Romney, West Virginia and Robert Wayne Boyer, 23, of Winchester, were charged with grand larceny.

At about 2:30 a.m., an officer attempted to pull a car over in the area of Whitlock Avenue and Braddock Street after the driver, Largent, ran two stop signs.

When the officer activated his emergency lights, the car continued traveling down Braddock Street, making turns onto a number of streets in the downtown area.

In the first block of Southwerk Street, the vehicle hit a parked car, which then hit another car.

Largent then got out of the car and attempted to run from police, but was arrested.

The 1995 Toyota Corolla the two were using was reported stolen.

Largent is also charged with felony eluding police, hit and run, driving without a license, and obstruction of justice.

Largent and Boyer were both taken to Winchester Medical Center with minor injuries and released.

They were then taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center. Speeds during the pursuit did not exceed 40 mph.

Charges are pending against both men out of Frederick County for stolen property that was found in the vehicle.

Three Charged in Car Theft Case

Reporter: Carly Stephenson

PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Three men are facing charges in connection with two stolen vehicles and multiple break-ins to businesses.

They face charges in multiple jurisdictions, including Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties.

Clay Lucia Jr., Joseph Pearce and Raymond Shifflett are being held in Page County Jail.

Pearce and Shifflett have been charged with motor vehicle theft.

Sheriff John Thomas said they are interviewing more people possibly involved and more charges are coming.

The sheriff said the two vehicles are so far down the mountain that a wrecker hasn't been able to recover them yet.

"There's an overlook there that actually was cut out. The vehicles were actually something put on them and they basically were shot over the side of the mountain and landed down, one in the top of the trees and fell out. They're a long way down there," said Thomas.

He thinks that the enormous spike they've seen in thefts will come to an end.

A search warrant has been issued on Grove Road in Luray, but because the investigation is ongoing they didn't reveal the evidence they found.

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