Logan Crowe

Logan Crowe

A Red Boiling Springs man was arrested on a warrant served on March 4 after allegedly leading the city's police chief Kevin Woodard on a 24.3-mile chase through three counties.

Logan Grant Crowe, 23, faces multiple charges following the incidents, which took place on Dec. 19, 2018.

According to the arrest reports, Woodard attempted to stop a van for a stop-sign violation during the Dec. 19 incident, at which point the vehicle reached speeds of more than 60 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone and refused to stop for sirens and police lights.

Crowe, who Woodard identified as the driver following the chase, reportedly continued to drive recklessly by crossing into the lane of oncoming traffic.

Throughout the pursuit, Crowe allegedly stayed in the oncoming lane, committed stop-sign violations and showed no regard for the safety of others on the roadway. He drove into both Jackson and Clay counties before stopping.

According to the report, Crowe was aware he had active warrants concerning theft and told officers he had refused to stop because he did not want to go to jail.

Crowe had previously been arrested on Dec. 4, 2018, after allegedly stealing several items from the Red Boiling Springs Dollar General.

He also faces multiple charges in relation that incident and was served a second warrant on March 4 that correspond to those charges.

According to the arrest report, Red Boiling Springs Police Department patrolman Joseph Woodard was called to the store after receiving reports of a shoplifter.

Employees at the scene stated that a man pushed a shopping cart filled with merchandise outside without paying.

Video footage of the incident showed a Santa decoration, a Christmas tree, a large trash can, a laundry basket and a mop in the shopping cart, and the police department identified Crowe as the man on the recording.

Crowe allegedly pushed the shopping cart to the store's front entrance before walking away, and he then returned to quickly push it outside without paying.

The report states that Crowe had previously stolen merchandise from the store once before and was not legally permitted back on the property.

Crowe was charged with felony evading, reckless driving, speeding, theft of property and criminal trespassing as a result of both incidents.

His total bond was set at $5,000, and his court date was slated for March 6.