Mar 14, 2016 3:55 PM
NH police: Convicted felon, passenger arrested after fleeing officer; drug items found in car
CONCORD - Police said a traffic stop turned into a car chase resulting in the discovery of drugs early Monday morning.
An officer said was patrolling Interstate 89 northbound when he saw the Subaru to be speeding and swerving all over the road. It then took off near Exit 4 continuing onto George Road in Hopkinton.
The car then got stuck in a patch of mud on a residential lawn, according to the officer, and the driver and passenger got out of the car and fled on foot.
The passenger, Joshua Mitchell, 21 of Concord, was arrested on scene and charged with resisting arrest or detention, and the driver Corey Miller, 23 of Concord, was picked up later after police got reports of a suspicious man fitting his description.
An investigation revealed that Miller is a convicted felon on parole for robbery. Police found a weapon and numerous drug items in the Subaru once they towed it.
Miller has been charged with being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon - a Class B felony, disobeying a police officer - a misdemeanor, resisting arrest or detention - a misdemeanor and the violation of driving after suspension.
Mitchell was held on a $1,000 cash bail with a pending arraignment, and Miller is being held without bail on a probation hold refusing bail on the criminal charges and was scheduled to appear in court Monday.