Duquesne woman charged with hindering apprehension of wanted man
Authorities have charged a woman accused of aiding a Clairton man who jumped off a bridge during a police chase.
Terri Williams, 25, of Duquesne turned herself in on Wednesday in connection with assistance she allegedly gave to a suspect while he was on the run from police.
Williams, who is charged with hindering apprehension, is accused of assisting Edwin Wylie-Biggs, 32, of Clairton with transportation after he fled from UPMC Presbyterian hospital two weeks ago.
Wylie-Biggs was in the hospital recovering from injuries he sustained when he jumped 75 to 100 feet from the Senator Edward P. Zemprelli Bridge linking Glassport and Clairton during a Jan. 14 incident during which he led police on a vehicular chase through several communities, according to police. He landed on an earthen area below and reportedly began walking from the scene, then was apprehended by police.
Duquesne police Chief Richard Adams said the incident started at about 2:30 a.m. when Wylie-Biggs' Jeep Cherokee was observed crossing into the center lane of traffic along Commonwealth Avenue in Duquesne. Adams said the driver initially complied with a police stop, then fled in his vehicle when he was asked to show proof of his identification.
As Wylie-Biggs fled the scene, he stopped once to let a female passenger out of the vehicle at Commonwealth Avenue and Hoffman Boulevard. He then fled police along Homeville Road and other streets in West Mifflin before returning to Duquesne.
The vehicle ended up coming down Center Street in Duquesne and turning right onto Route 837. From there it proceeded down the highway to Dravosburg where Wylie-Biggs took the W.B. Mansfield Memorial Bridge across the Monongahela River and turned right toward Glassport.
Wylie-Biggs continued the chase through the borough, then jumped out of his vehicle when he crashed it on the bridge.
It was then that police say he jumped.
Police said Williams was driving Wylie-Biggs around in a sedan on Jan. 22 when officers stopped the vehicle in the Parkview Manor Hilltop apartment complex in Duquesne and that she knew he was wanted by authorities.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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