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Sheriff: Wanted man leads authorities on chase, found hiding under relative's bed


GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The Washington County Sheriff's Office says they have located a suspect who was involved in a pursuit on Thursday.

Sheriff Jeffery Murphy says late Thursday night, deputies tried to stop a vehicle being operated by a male wanted for petit larceny and assault in Glens Falls. The male and a female passenger fled the area in the car. This resulted in a chase that went through four towns.

According to authorities, when the suspect made it into Vermont, he fled, which resulted in a search.

On Friday, deputies continued to investigate and attempted to locate 25-year-old David Lewis. The Fort Edward man was not in his home when it was searched earlier in the day. However, authorities determined a resident lied during the investigation about giving Lewis a ride from the location before patrols arrived to the scene.

The resident, Shawn Hart, 41, was arrested and charged with 1 count of Hindering Prosecution, a misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Deputies search one of Lewis' relative's homes on Coon Lane in Salem. Lewis was found in the home, hiding under a bed. He was taken into custody without incident.

He has been processed and is facing numerous Penal Law and vehicle and traffic charges, according to authorities. He was being held on Friday pending arraignment.

An arrest of a relative who lied to deputies is currently pending.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Hudson Falls PD, Whitehall PD, Fair Haven Police, Castleton Police, New York and Vermont State Police.

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