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Washington County Man Charged In Connection With Stolen UTV

A man from Washington County has been charged after allegedly stealing a UTV, and then wrecking the vehicle while trying to escape law enforcement.

The Daily Journal reports that 30-year old Jeffery Paul Skaggs of Cadet has been charged after the September incident.

The charges are first-degree felony tampering, resisting a lawful stop, and leaving the scene of an accident.

When an officer ordered Skaggs to stay where he was, the man instead sped off through a wooded area near Route AA.

Skaggs would eventually lose control of the vehicle, and the UTV slid off the roadway and into a ditch.

After the UTV overturned and flipped a few times, Skaggs attemped to flee on foot.

After getting away, Skaggs was eventually located a few days later and apprehended.

He is being held at the Washington County Jail on a $35,000 bond.

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