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Newport goes 140 mph, hits house, officer says
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A man who led lawmen in two counties on a high-speed chase before running into a house has been bound to the grand jury.
The defendant, Camron J. Newport, 32, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday before General Sessions Judge Larry Ross and was bound to the grand jury on charges of vandalism and leaving the scene of an accident.
His charges comes after he reportedly ran from Van Buren County authorities.
“We received a call from the Van Buren Sheriff’s Department of a red car going over 140 mph coming into Warren County on Highway 8,” recalled sheriff’s deputy Jason Richardson, noting they began responding to the general area upon getting the call. “The car then turned off Highway 8 onto Highway 127 toward Viola.”
As lawmen were heading to intercept the vehicle, Newport reportedly lost control of his car after he turned onto Myers Cove Road.
“He narrowly missed a parked vehicle and hit a house on Myers Cove Road causing property damage,” Richardson swore in his warrants against Newport.
After seeing the car run into the house, neighbors said the damaged vehicle drove away from the scene. Richardson said Newport was caught later after he tried to hide behind another house in the area following a subsequent pursuit. It has not been revealed why he was traveling at an alleged 140 mph, nor why he was running from the law.