UPDATE: Suspects Charged in Stolen Car Hitting House

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

UPDATE: Sgt. Tyler with the Virginia State Police tells us that they have charged the two suspects arrested in the incident.

Charles Fletcher III, from Franklin, WV is charged with possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

The unnamed 16 year old is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of stolen property, and resisting arrest.

Police are still searching for the third suspect. He is described as a 5'8" man with short corn rows. He was last seen wearing a dark black jacket and blue jeans.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- A crash on the 6000 block of West Donnagail Drive in Penn Laird is making neighbors concerned.

In her eight years of living in the neighborhood Kim Hoover has never seen anything like what she saw today.

"Just nervous for my kids, I'm just glad they weren't riding their bike in the cul-de-sac like they normally are at this time of day," said Hoover.

At approximately 6:00 p.m. Monday, a trooper attempted to pull over a silver Jetta for speeding. That's when it made a turn for the worst.

"The vehicle refused to stop and a pursuit ensued, it came down Rt. 33, came down Lawyer Rd. and into Donnagail," said Sgt. Frank Pyanoe with Virginia State Police.

Police say the driver of the stolen car and two passengers ran off, allowing the car to smash into the side of the home.

"I'd heard my husband holler for my husband to come inside and then I came outside and when I came outside, they had abandoned the car already and it had drifted down to the house and they ran out through the corn field," said Hoover.

A statue at the house was damaged. The home suffered minimal damage.

Two of the three passengers who ran away were eventually caught, one was under the age of eighteen.

Police are still looking for the car's driver. He is described as a 5'8" man with short corn rows. He was last seen wearing a dark black jacket and blue jeans.

Neighbors are holding their children a little closer.

"That corn field is pretty big back there, so they could hide for a while."

Follow Anna-Lysa Gayle on Facebook and Twitter.

WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 220291511 - whsv.com/a?a=220291511
Gray Television, Inc.