Winchester Police responded to the 600 block of Dunlap Street just before 11 p.m. Wednesday night for a motor vehicle theft. A resident was in her home when she heard her vehicle being started up and saw it leave her driveway. An officer saw a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle in the 600 block of Berryville Avenue and witnessed the driver accelerate abruptly and travel eastbound on National Avenue. The vehicle then turned right onto Boyd Avenue and was travelling southbound. The officer attempted to pull over the vehicle, but it continued travelling down Boyd Avenue, onto Woodstock Lane, and then onto Purcell Avenue. In the area of Purcell Avenue and East Lane the driver exited the moving vehicle and ran towards Christopher Drive. The officer ran after the suspect and eventually used a Taser in an attempt to stop the suspect. The male continued to run, but was arrested in the 100 block of Christopher Drive.
Jackie Teter, Jr., 37, of Winchester was arrested and charged with eluding police, possession of stolen property, driving suspended, DUI, motor vehicle theft, 3 counts of grand larceny, 3 counts of credit card theft, resisting arrest, and hit and run. He was taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center where he was held without bond.
An investigation determined Teter also had committed some larcenies from motor vehicles.