Stolen auto, pursuit case headed to grand jury

Published 4:10 pm Monday, February 12, 2018

The man accused of leading Winchester Police on a pursuit in a stolen car last month sent his charges to the grand jury Wednesday.

Greshon Higgins, 18, of 2160 Fontaine Road, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Clark District Court. Following a short pursuit in which the car broke down, Higgins was arrested on a number of charges including first-degree fleeing or evading police, receiving stolen property over $10,000 and driving under the influence.

According to police, officers spotted a vehicle with one working headlight in the early morning hours of Jan. 29 on Lexington Avenue. When the officer stopped, the car took off down West Lexington Avenue until it stopped near Bel Air Drive.

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Through the investigation, officers learned the vehicle was reported stolen from Fayette County and had hit a pole previously on Bypass Road.

Higgins was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, one headlight, reckless driving, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree criminal mischief (two counts), driving under the influence, failure to file a police report, no operator’s license and leaving the scene of an accident.

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