Man wanted for stealing car at gunpoint, crashing into deputy vehicle captured

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UPDATE (10/23/18 @ 4:45 PM):

West Virginia State Police say Bernard Legg, who was wanted for leading officers on a high-speed chase before crashing, stealing a vehicle at gunpoint at a residence, and then crashing into a deputy cruiser, has been captured in Winfield, WV.

UPDATE (10/14/18 3:15 PM):

According to West Virginia State Police, troopers are now searching for another vehicle possibly related to the series of crimes Bernard Legg, of Nitro, committed on Saturday in Mason County.

According to troopers, a black 2014 Chevrolet Silverado with a lift kit, with West Virginia registration WV-DUV688 was stolen from the Henderson area of Mason County.

Troopers believe that this crime could be related to the crimes involving Bernard Legg Saturday in Mason County.

Troopers say to contact West Virginia State Police, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, or 9-1-1 if you have any information in these crimes, or if you see Bernard Legg.

ORIGINAL STORY: 10/14/18 @ 9:45 p.m.

Troopers are searching for a man after leading officers on a high speed chase before crashing, stealing a vehicle at gun point at a residence, and then crashing into a deputy cruiser.

According to West Virginia State Police, on Saturday, a vehicle was pulled over on Millstone Road in the Apple Grove area of Mason County for improper registration. 

When the vehicle was pulled over, the driver of the vehicle, identified as Bernard Dean Legg, 30, of Nitro, took off at a high rate of speed.

Within seconds, troopers say Legg lost control of his vehicle and flipped it several times. Two other people were in the vehicle and received minor injuries. 

Legg was able to flee from the scene before law enforcement arrived.

Troopers say a short time later, Legg entered a home on the 4500 block of Millstone Road and took a cell phone and a shotgun from the home.

Troopers say Legg confronted a resident of the home, and with the stolen shotgun, demanded the keys to his vehicle, a blue 2013 Dodge Dart.

Legg then fled the residence and traveled to Duncan Creek Road, where he came up on a deputy traveling in the opposite direction.

Troopers say Legg crashed into the deputies’ cruiser, disabling the vehicle. Bernard Legg fled the scene and his whereabouts are unknown.

Legg is described as a white male with dark hair and is originally from the Nitro area.

If you have seen the pictured suspect, Bernard Legg, call 9-1-1.

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