Doddridge County Sheriff’s Deputies are currently looking for a man that fled the scene after deputies said he was breaking into vehicles parked at Doddridge County High School on Christmas Eve.
On December 24, at approximately 9:26 a.m. deputies said a white male driving a white Subaru Legacy drove up to Doddridge County High School and broke into a couple cargo trailers and vehicles. Deputies arrived on scene at approximately 9:56 a.m. and noticed the white Subaru in the side front parking lot where a band truck was parked.
Deputies said that this looked suspicious, so they began talking to the driver of the vehicle and asked him what he was doing. According to deputies, the man responded by saying his trunk was open and that he was tired and had pulled up to the high school to sleep. Deputies said they were at the high school 35-40 minutes prior, and had not seen the white Subaru.
Deputies said they began to exit their cruiser and advised the man to turn his car off, and at this time the man took off in his vehicle and fled the scene. Deputies then got back into their cruiser and got into a pursuit with the man. According to deputies, the man was traveling eastbound on Route 50 at around 120-130 mph, and deputies lost sight of him near Doddridge County Middle School. Deputies said they believe the man turned off Snowbird Road, and continued down Route 18 South.
Deputies have released a photo of the man, along with multiple photos of his vehicle that they had recovered via security footage, and ask anyone with any information to contact the Doddridge County Sheriff’s Department at 304-873-1944. The tags on the man’s vehicle are believed to be temporary tags, deputies said.