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A man is in custody and two others are being sought after fleeing from police and crashing into a home in Paxtang Borough on Saturday morning.

It happened around 10:15 a.m. when a  Pennsylvania Capitol Police officer attempted to stop a car for a traffic violation near 4th and Chestnut Street in Harrisburg.

Investigators say the driver took off at a high rate of speed. Police pursued the vehicle until it crashed into a home near 30th and Derry Streets in Paxtang Borough.

Three of the occupants  jumped out of the vehicle and ran from officers on foot. Eventually–police were able to catch up to one of the suspects, identified as 23-year-old Vernon King Jr., of Harrisburg.

As King was being taken into custody–he became combative with police and was  Tased.

Officers say King was in possession of crack-cocaine and a large amount of cash at the time of his arrest.

King is charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to deliver.

A preliminary hearing is set for July 23.

Police continue to search for two other unidentified suspects.


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