Pennsylvania Man Nabbed After High Speed Chase

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Officer Eric Prach arrested Mr. Demarcus Sagurton, 23, Bushkill PA, and Mr. Drevon Laster, 20, Saw Creek Estates PA for possession of a stolen vehicle, on Friday, December 25.

Chief Mark D. Roddy stated, “Officer Prach was on patrol when he was advised a stolen motor vehicle was observed on Route 10 by the East Hanover Police Department.”

Officer Prach located the suspected stolen vehicle and ran the plate confirming it was stolen. He attempted to stop the vehicle however the vehicle accelerated and attempted to allude him.

Officer Prach pursued the vehicle along Route 10 but lost sight of the vehicle and began searching the area he last saw the vehicle. He was able to locate the vehicle parked on a dead-end street in Parsippany unoccupied.

He exited his patrol vehicle and observed a male running through the woods but did not give chase due to not being familiar with the area and wanting to wait for K-9 who was in route as were additional officers.

A short time later, Det. Dave Littman stated he located two individuals exiting the woods in the area and one matched the description provided by Officer Prach.

After an investigation, it was discovered both Mr. Laster and Mr. Sagurton were the driver and passenger in the stolen vehicle.

A search of the vehicle resulted in CDS, paraphernalia, and a weapon is located.

Both Mr. Laster and Mr. Sagurton were charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of CDS and drug paraphernalia, under the influence, taking without owners consent, receiving stolen property, and eluding.

Mr. Laster was also charged with disorderly conduct and hindering. Mr. Laster also received summonses for DWI, unlicensed, uninsured, failure to exhibit documents, two counts of failure to keep right, failure to use a turn signal, reckless and careless driving, speeding, unsafe lane change, failure to maintain lane, two counts of failure to observe traffic light, failure to use lights when required, CDS in a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle without the consent of the owner, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to pull over and stop for an emergency vehicle, unsafe tires, failure to equip limo with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit.

Mr. Sagurton was also issued a summons for failure to wear a seatbelt. Both parties were transported to the county jail pending their court dates.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.