| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Suspect faces multiple charges after high-speed chase through Homewood

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Sunday, March 10, 2013, 1:51 p.m.

A suspect who took Pittsburgh Police on a high-speed chase through Homewood late Friday remains in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting a preliminary hearing.

Authorities said Robert Turner, 49, of Penn Hills, was driving a blue Pontiac Grand Am on North Braddock Ave shortly before midnight. Police determined that his expired plate belonged to a Chrysler vehicle.

Police said they pursued him at speeds of up to 50 mph before he stopped and tried to flee on foot.

After his arrest, officers found his license was suspended and there was a warrant for him for failing to pay damages from a November accident.

He's charged with fleeing officers, flight to avoid apprehension, driving on a suspended license, failure to have motorist insurance, reckless driving, fraudulent plates and the lack of headlights.

Turner's hearing is slated for Thursday in Common Pleas Court.

Carl Prine is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7826 or

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.




Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Founder of Z&M Cycle Sales in Hempfield killed in Florida motorcycle crash
  2. Starkey: Tomlin lived in his fears
  3. Increasing player salaries pinch financial flexibility of Pirates
  4. Slain St. Clair officer walked into ‘worst nightmare’ for police
  5. Penguins’ reshuffled top line of Crosby, Dupuis, Kunitz looks familiar
  6. No. 11 Purdue presents tall order for Pitt
  7. Steelers receiver Wheaton takes advantage of opportunity in breakout game
  8. Film session: Long shots dotted Steelers’ passing game
  9. 2,200 union employees of ATI lose coverage
  10. 7 percent in Allegheny County able to carry concealed gun
  11. Pa. Supreme Court: Highmark Medicare Advantage members to retain access to UPMC