Derry burglary suspect accused of leading police on 9 mile chase
A Loyalhanna Township man is accused of breaking into a Derry Borough home early Sunday and then leading police on a nine mile chase, according to court papers.
Clark Headrick, 30, was arraigned Monday on charges of burglary, fleeing from police, reckless endangerment and several other offenses. He was being held at the Westmoreland County Prison on $50,000 bail.
Derry police said they were dispatched to an East Second Avenue home just before 4 a.m. after a reported break-in. While on the way there, an officer saw a maroon Chevrolet Silverado that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle, according to court papers.
Police began to pursue the truck south on Route 217 and onto Route 30 eastbound. The chase ended when the truck crashed into a creek near Blue Hole Lane. Police said Headrick fled on foot.
A woman who lives at the borough home told police she had kicked Headrick out a week earlier. Headrick allegedly pushed through a window air conditioning unit to get inside, according to court papers.
He scuffled with the occupants, went into an upstairs bedroom and then fled, police said.
Headrick did not have an attorney listed in online court papers. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 25.
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .