Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Police Pursuit Ends in Hegins Corn Field Early Tuesday

A Pottsville man led police in a high speed pursuit that ended in a field near Hegins early Tuesday.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, the incident began around 2:00am on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020.

Troopers say Devin Harris, 20, of Pottsville, was driving a Maroon/Burgundy Chevrolet Impala and was involved in a brief pursuit with Pottsville City Police.

The vehicle was later spotted traveling south on Route 209 in Tremont Township at a high rate of speed.  Harris continued to flee on Route 209 into Porter Township, then onto Route 125 north into Hegins Township.

The pursuit followed onto Deep Creek Road and when Harris attempted to make a right turn onto Wishample Road, he drove into a corn field where the pursuit ended.

Harris continued to disobey police commands and was eventually tased and taken into custody.

A check of the vehicle's registration reported that the car was stolen from Saint Clair.

Harris was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Rossi and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 straight cash bail.

Harris is facing charges of receiving stolen properly, fleeing or eluding police, driving under the influence, trespassing on posted land, providing false identification to law enforcement, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and numerous traffic violations.

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