Pennsylvania man charged with stealing car from Woodstock mall | Everyday
A Pennsylvania man was arrested after allegedly stealing a car in Woodstock and leading law enforcement in a pursuit on Monday.
William Frederick Nichols III, 40, of the 2000 block of Maple Lane in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, faces 14 charges related to the incident. These include the counts of robbery, improper overtaking on the right, disobeying a road sign, backing up, improper stopping and turning, disobeying road markings, not – obeying traffic lights, unauthorized use of a freeway crossing, driving without a license, driving 20 mph or more over the speed limit, reckless driving, evasion, destruction of property and attempted escape.
The Woodstock Police Department was notified at 12:37 a.m. Monday of the theft of a 2012 Toyota Highlander at 490 N. Main St. near the mall on the north side of town, police department Capt. Chris Baker said. of Woodstock.
The driver of the Toyota had left it running and unoccupied as she entered a store, Baker said.
A witness was able to describe the suspect who fled in the vehicle, and area agencies were advised to be on the lookout for Nichols and the car, Baker said.
A deputy from the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office spotted the vehicle just outside of Woodstock and began following Nichols, Baker said. Nichols drove on Interstate 81 southbound via exit 283 before being eventually pulled over by Virginia State Police, Baker said.
Nichols is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court on the charges at 9 a.m. Friday. He is still being held without bail at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.