Updated: Bristol Man Wanted by Multiple Jurisdictions Charged after Chase
Updated May 15, 10:45 am
On Monday Lower Bucks Source obtained the two criminal complaints filed by Bristol Borough Police Saturday which revealed the circumstances for the pursuit and subsequent arrest of Joseph C. Muccie
According to the filing, Middletown Twp Police issued a BOLO for the white Chevy Silverado Pickup truck he allegedly stole on May 7.
Borough Police at 9:15 were dispatched to the 600 block of Pond Street for a stolen vehicle sighting. As police approached Muccie was allegedly seen backing the vehicle out of a parking lot, fleeing the area with officers in pursuit.
Muccie, according to Police, sped on to Beaver then to Rt 13 and finally onto Veterans Highway. running at least one red light, and then turning into the Levittown Trace Apartment complex, where Bristol Township Police picked up pursuit.
Muccie drove back onto the roadway at Ford Road, causing “a serious crash” court records show.
Earlier in the week, Police were called to the 300 block of East Circle for a “domestic incident” involving the suspect, according to the court filling.
Police observed Muccie in the alleged stolen vehicle and proceeded to pursue him from the East Circle location.
The suspect was observed making a turn from Wilson Avenue onto Green Lane, and a Police pursuit ensued with it being terminated in the area of Palmer Avenue.
Police said the suspect was driving at a high rate of speed headed towards Edgely Road, a residential area, and for public safety reasons the pursuit was terminated court records say.
Muccie was treated at Lower Bucks Hospital overnight Friday prior to being arraigned by on-call Justice Corryn L. Kronnagel.
There was no additional information provided by Police about the crash on Ford Rd and whether there were any injuries.
Police did note, and as was reported by Lower Bucks Source Saturday, a Borough Police vehicle was allegedly struck by Muccie, as he tried to flee the area. Damage to the front passenger side door was noted in the criminal complaint.
The original story is below
A Bristol man with warrants from multiple law enforcement agencies was chased and arrested late Friday night after also side swiping a borough police vehicle.
Joseph C. Muccie, was arraigned by on-call Justice Corryn L. Kronnagel sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility on 10 percent of $100,000 this afternoon.
Muccie was charged for Friday nights incident and an earlier incident by Borough Police.
For last nights flee attempt, which local sources said started in the area of Pond and Dorrance Street’s, Muccie was charged with one count of aggravated assault, two counts of receiving stolen property, one count of fleeing, one count of reckless endangerment and two counts for accident related offenses and six driving related summary offenses.
Bristol Chief of Police Joe Moors in response to a request for comment from this publication said “a dangerous individual with multiple felony warrants who has been creating havoc this past week has been arrested and remanded to to Bucks County Corrections”
Moors directed this publication to the probable cause affidavit for a more detailed account of last night’s incident.
Sources in the area of Ford Road and Route 413 said police took Muccie into custody in that area.
On the condition of anonymity one source said one Bristol Borough Police vehicle looked to be damaged on its side.
According to court records, Muccie was involved in a traffic related incident within the confines of Bristol on May 7, also. He is being charged with fleeing, and two driving related summary offenses in that case, with bail set at 10 percent of $10,000 by Judge Kronnagel.
Muccie was arrested and charged by the State Police in March for similar offenses. He has been arrested more than 10 times by police in Bucks County.
As of Saturday night he is scheduled to appear in Bristol Borough District Court on May 25 to answer for the charges by Bristol authorities.
This story will be updated Monday after Lower Bucks Source obtains the criminal filing.
Muccie turned 33 earlier this week.
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