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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mass.fugitive caught in Greenbrier

A Massachusetts fugitive wanted for violation of parole stemming from an Oct. 25 armed robbery charge, was arrested in Greenbrier County Thursday evening after he and his girlfriend led police on a 3-mile chase and attempted to flee the scene on foot.

Lewisburg Police Chief Tim Stover says officials got word that Jason Roy Delaney, 28, and Pamela Louise Zygmont, 25, both of Massachusetts, were planning on stopping at the Lewisburg Wal-Mart Thursday evening after leaving a family residence in Pocahontas County at which they had been staying.

A be-on-the-lookout for their vehicle was put into effect, Stover said.

Lewisburg Police Cpl. Jeff Vance and Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Shepherd spotted the vehicle around 8:50 p.m., headed north on U.S. 219 in Lewisburg, Stover added.

The officers stopped the vehicle, which was driven by Zygmont; Delaney was a passenger. “As they approached the vehicle, they sped northbound on 219,” Stover commented.

The two officers entered into a pursuit with the vehicle for a distance of approximately 3 miles.

The chase ended when Zygmont crashed the vehicle near the Vago Road intersection at Maxwelton.

“Delaney took off on foot after the accident and was apprehended by the officers,” Vance said.

Both Delaney and Zygmont were treated at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center for injuries and were taken to Southern Regional Jail.

Zygmont was charged with reckless driving, driving with a revoked license and fleeing police.

She is being held on $8,500 bond.

Delaney is awaiting extradition back to Massachusetts, Stover said.


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