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Braxton Man Arrested in Upshur County While
Driving Stolen Vehicle

An 18-year-old Braxton County man was arrested over the weekend after he was pulled over while driving a stolen truck in Upshur County.
According to a criminal complaint, deputies with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department tried to pull over an orange Chevrolet truck that didn’t have a registration visible. The driver failed to stop and attempted to elude police, spurring a police chase that spanned Gaines Road, Roby Road and Salem Ridge Road.
The truck broke down on Guy Hardman Road, according to the complaint, and the driver fled on foot into the nearby woods. A K9 with the Buckhannon Police Department responded to aid in the search. With the dog’s assistance, officers located the driver who was identified as 18-year-old Anthony Fisher of Braxton County.
According to the complaint, the truck had been reported stolen on Friday in Webster County.
Fisher has been charged with numerous felonies, including fleeing with reckless indifference, fleeing while driving under the influence and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Fisher is currently being held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of a $40,000, cash-only bond awaiting further court proceedings.