New Castle News

September 17, 2013

Man running from police crashes into house

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A man on the run from police crashed into a house Monday trying to get away.

Justin Miller, 20, whose address was given as 802 Sankey St. and on Ray Street, was seen on the Lower East Side by New Castle police about noon.

Knowing a warrant had been issued for Miller, officers activated lights and the siren on their cruiser while at the intersection of Oak and Raymond streets.

Police said Miller tried to leave, striking a house at 625 Raymond St., and tearing off the front porch railing.

The house is a rental property owned by William Fobes, according to officials.

Officers said they were not involved in a chase with Miller at the time of the crash.

“The patrol car was 400 to 500 feet away, the entire length of Raymond Street,” when the crash occurred, an officer said.

No injuries were reported.

Miller was taken into custody and is lodged in the Lawrence County jail. Police said he was wanted on a Lawrence County bench warrant issued for carrying a concealed firearm without a license.