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Car chase in West Virginia nets Westmoreland County fugitive

Jacob Tierney
| Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Jason Millward, 25, of Pittsburgh was arrested in West Virginia Monday.
Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office
Jason Millward, 25, of Pittsburgh was arrested in West Virginia Monday.

A chase in Bridgeport, W.Va. ended with a Pittsburgh fugitive in custody Monday, according to the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office had been searching for Jason C. Millward, 25, for about a week, Sheriff Jonathan Held said.

Millward has pleaded guilty to numerous charges in Westmoreland County, including identity theft, corruption of minors, theft by deception, resisting arrest, and escape, according to court records. He did not appear at any of his sentencing hearings, and was wanted on numerous felony warrants, according to the sheriff's office.

The U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force was called in to help with the search.

The task force tracked Millward to Bridgeport, and found his car outside a Days Inn, Held said.

When they attempted to arrest him Monday afternoon, Millward led marshals on a brief car chase, then got out of his car and ran on foot into some nearby woods, where he was quickly apprehended, according to Held.

“We appreciate the help of the marshals in tracking him down, and we feel that we got a dangerous man off the streets,” Held said.

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