FARRELL — The third suspect involved in a car chase Monday evening remains at large after police searched a Farrell residence at noon Friday.
Members of the Farrell Police Department and Mercer County Critical Incident Response Team blocked off the 300 block of Shenango Boulevard from Park Avenue to Buhl Terrace while officers searched a residence.
No one at the residence was arrested or charged. District Attorney Pete Acker said that possibility is “something we’ll be looking very closely at.”
“He was definitely there within 24 to 36 hours of the car hitting the fence,” Acker said. “It’s not very far from there to Farrell, and we suspected that one or more of them might find their way back to Farrell.”
The car chase Monday evening originally ended when a car driven by Travis Nicholas Brandt, 18, of Sharon, crashed into a chain-link fence near Wheatland Tube. Brandt and two others who were in the car jumped the fence and continued to run away from police.
Brandt was arrested at the scene and charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, carrying firearms without a license, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, reckless endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance and summary driving offenses.
The body of a second suspect who was believed to be a passenger, Isaac Green, 18, of Farrell, was discovered by first responders Thursday in the Shenango River. The three suspects had attempted to cross the river when fleeing police, but neither Green nor the other suspect could swim.
The third suspect’s identity has not yet been released by police, both because of the ongoing investigation and the possibility that the third suspect is a juvenile. However, the suspect’s family has been encouraged to file a missing persons report with the Sharon Police Department, Acker said.
When caught, the third suspect would face similar charges as Brandt, minus the summary driving offenses, the DA said.
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