Leeper Man Wanted For Fleeing Crash, Leaving Children Behind, Turns Himself In

April 16, 2014
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A Leeper man, who was wanted by police ever since he was accused of fleeing the scene of an April 6th crash and leaving behind three young children, turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday.

24 year-old Robert Myers walked into a district magisterial judge’s office Tuesday morning, and was arraigned on charges that include fleeing or eluding police, leaving the scene of an accident, a crash involving injury, four counts of reckless endangerment, driving without a license and multiple traffic violations.  He was lodged in the Clarion County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

State Police officials at the Clarion station claim Myers fled an attempted traffic stop on Route 36 in Washington Township, and led them on a chase that reached speeds of nearly 80 miles per hour along Washington Church Road and Lake Lucy Road.  The S-U-V which police were chasing crashed into a tree at the intersection of Lake Lucy Road and Route 208.  Troopers claim the driver fled into the woods, leaving behind four passengers, including three children between the ages of four and seven.  A male adult passenger identified Myers as the driver who had run from the scene.

One of the children was treated for a cut near an eye.

Myers is already facing charges in connection with a series of assault incidents at a Fryburg bar on December 21 which allegedly included threats made with a chainsaw in the bar’s parking lot.

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