Virginia man extradited on charges stemming from 2012 ATV chase in Mt. Carmel Twp.
MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - A Virginia man wanted since he fled Mount Carmel Township police after a high-speed ATV chase in 2012 was taken into custody in Maryland and extradited to Pennsylvania to face multiple offenses.
Asa Danial Brewer, 37, of Winchester, was transported Friday from a prison in Frederick County, Md., by Northumberland County deputy sheriffs to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury, where he remains.
Brewer was arraigned by video at the prison Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones of Mount Carmel on felonies of criminal conspiracy and criminal conspiracy to elude police, and misdemeanors of recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. The charges were filed by Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Keith Tamborelli in connection with incidents on July 1, 2012, on property owned by Susquehanna Coal Company near Arcos Road off Route 54.
The fugitive, who was apprehended last month in Maryland on a warrant for the offenses committed in Mount Carmel Township, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Feb. 19 before Jones.
Brewer and three friends, Michael E. Shanahan, of Winchester, Va.; Jason B. Ferris, of Fort Valley, Va., and Donald E. Shanahan III, of Stephens City, Va., were stopped by police for trespassing on coal company ground while riding ATVs. Brewer and Donald E. Shanahan were able to flee from police, but Shananhan turned himself into authorities a short time later.
Ferris and the Shanahan brothers entered guilty pleas in their cases.