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Fayette man accused of leading police on 20-mile chase that ended near Ligonier

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, 7:33 a.m.

A Fayette County man is accused of leading numerous police agencies on a chase for about 20 miles that ended near Ligonier.

Anthony Dylan Myers, 26, of Markleysburg, is being held at the Somerset County Jail on $20,000 bail. He is charged with fleeing from police, driving an unregistered vehicle, speeding and numerous other summary vehicle code violations.

Troopers said they tried to conduct a traffic stop just before noon Thursday on Route 601 in Somerset Township, Somerset County. Myers allegedly fled on a motorcycle and troopers and officers from Jennerstown, Loyalhanna and Ligonier borough and township chased him.

The pursuit ended when Myers pulled over on Route 30 between Laughlintown and Ligonier at the intersection of Route 381. Police said the chase occurred while troopers were searching for a bank robbery suspect in an unrelated incident that happened in Maryland earlier that day.

Myers did not have an attorney listed in online court records. A preliminary hearing was scheduled Tuesday.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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