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Fugitive arrested after police chase

Updated: Tuesday, November 5 2013, 05:30 PM EST

By: NEWS9 and Jon Rudder

Wheeling police arrested a fugitive after a pursuit that last more than an hour overnight Monday into Tuesday.

Demetrius Moore is charged with burglary, three counts of eluding police, two counts of possession, driving without an operator's license, a stop sign violation and improper signaling.

Moore was wanted by Wheeling police in connection with a previous burglary. Police received a call that Moore was in the area of North Front Street, and when officers arrived, Moore fled.

A K-9 unit began tracking him to Suspension Bridge, where Moore was on a ledge and jumped 30 feet down then continued to run. Police continued to try to track him, but K-9 units lost track of him when he went over another ledge.

A short time later, an officer on North Huron Street saw Moore running past him. The officer got out of his car and chased Moore on foot, and police ultimately caught Moore and took him into custody around 12:15 a.m.

Wheeling Police Department Deputy Chief Martin Kimball said the persistence of his officers at the scene ultimately allowed for them to arrest Moore.

"It's great police work that these guys didn't give up. They knew the man was out there. The easy thing to do is say, 'We will look for him another day.' It took a lot of dedication and patience to stay with it and check absolutely every place you could think of where he might be. The officers did an outstanding job."

Moore is being held at the West Virginia Northern Regional Jail on $31,000 bond.

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Fugitive arrested after police chase

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