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State Police search for man after ‘dangerous’ Somerset County chase


State Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle after a chase in Somerset County last week.

State Police said they could not find Mark Lynn Boden, 27, of Johnstown, after Thursday’s chase that started on Glades Pike and continued for about 5 miles before turning finish in the courtyard of a house on Red Goose Road in Somerset Township.

State Police said soldiers went to a Burger King after employees reported that a wanted person, Destiny Sexton, 21, from Somerset was there. Police did not say why Sexton was wanted.

Police determined that Sexton left the area in a black sedan, which was located minutes later while traveling on Glades Pike. A chase that police said reached “dangerous speeds” ensued on Coxes Creek Road, Salem Avenue and Hoover Road before ending on Red Goose Road.

Police said Sexton jumped out of the car as she was traveling on Hoover and Red Goose roads and fled. Boden continued to drive for about a mile before stopping and running into the woods.

Authorities from several agencies searched for Boden, but could not find him.

State Game Commission agents discovered that Sexton was hiding under the bridge of a house near where she had jumped out of the car.

State police charged Boden with running away or attempting to escape an officer, recklessly endangering another person and several traffic violations, court records show.

Anyone with information on Boden’s whereabouts is urged to contact state police at 814-445-4101.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is an editor for Tribune-Review. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, brittmeyer@triblive.com or via Twitter .