SUTTON, Mass. – Millbury Police were part of a 25-minute car chase Monday when a suspected car thief led officers from the Sutton-Northbridge line to Worcester, where the suspect fled on foot, police said.
Around 9:20 a.m. on Monday, an SUV that matched the description and license plate of a vehicle that was stolen from a Mendon convenience store was spotted, Sutton police said. David Gray, 26, of 5 Malden Street, Worcester, was seen by Sutton Officer Bryan Lefebvre traveling west on the Central Turnpike near the Sutton and Northbridge line.
A pursuit began through Millbury when he refused to pull over.
Gray continued driving north on Route 146 when state police joined the chase and his car was finally boxed in at 121 Whipple Street, Worcester. Gray jumped from his car, carrying a backpack, and ran into the woods behind an apartment complex, police said.
He was arrested by Lefebvre, Sutton Police Detective Matthew Bohanan and state troopers after a 300-yard chase on foot.
Millbury Police assisted in the chase and one cruiser slid off the road and into the snow during the incident, according to the Boston Globe. No officers were reported injured.
Gray was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, operating after license suspended, illegal possession of heroin (subsequent offense), illegal possession of amitriptyline hydrochloride, negligently driving a motor vehicle and stop sign speeding and marked lanes violations.
Gray is scheduled to be arraigned in Uxbridge District Court.