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Fleeing police, assault among charges alleged in separate cases

Turbotville man allegedly lead police on chase in Muncy

A Turbotville man allegedly fled when Muncy Borough Police officers tried to pull him over for an expired inspection sticker.

Anthony Jourdan, 32, of 288 Main St., Apt 3, allegedly eluded police while in a car, and later abandoned the car and ran away on foot into the woods at the end of Reservoir Road, according to an affidavit filed by officer David Williams.

When officers tried to pull Jourdan over at around 2:30 p.m., Jourdan allegedly turned right into a bank drive-through on South Main Street in Muncy Borough and then turned onto South Mccarty Alley, Williams said.

Williams alleged that Jourdan blew through the stop sign on Mccarty Alley and West Penn Street, and led officers on what Williams called a high-speed chase onto Reservoir Road, which came to a dead end.

At that point, Jourdan allegedly left the vehicle and ran across a field into the woods, where police lost him in the thick brush, Williams said.

Williams then called Hughesville Police Chief Rod Smith and his K-9, Bear, to help find Jourdan, Williams said. Bear allegedly picked up Jourdan’s trail, and soon found a red and black jacket Williams said belonged to Jourdan.

Meanwhile, police from several county agencies surrounded the area where Jourdan was last seen on Tanglewood Road, Fox Hollow Circle, Quarry Road, South Main Street and Peter Gray Lane.

At around 3:15 p.m., the Lycoming County Sheriff’s office took Jourdan into custody, at which point Jourdan allegedly admitted he was the person police were looking for, according to Williams.

Williams said Jourdan had an active bench warrant out for his arrest out of Clearfield County for driving under the influence.

Jourdan was arraigned by Judge Aaron Biichle that evening on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, flight to avoid apprehension, driving with a suspended license, operating a vehicle without insurance, operating a vehicle without a valid inspection and failing to stop at a stop sign.

Biichle set bail to $50,000, and Jourdan. Unable to post, will remain in the Lycoming County Prison until his preliminary hearing before Judge Jon Kemp Jan. 15, 2021.

City man arraigned for pointing gun at women

Aushay Carter, 21, of 608 Locust Street was arraigned by Judge William Solomon for simple assault and harassment related to an incident where he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman during an argument with two victims early Dec. 19.

Solomon set bail to $75,000. Unable to post, Carter will remain in the Lycoming County Prison until his preliminary hearing today in front of Biichle.

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