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UPDATE: Details Released After Suspect Reportedly Leads Police On Two State Chase

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DELMAR, Del. - A wanted Seaford man is behind bars, after reportedly leading multiple Police agencies on a high speed chase in a tractor trailer. Delaware State Police say around 2:50 AM, they were called to Mike's Clearance Center on Sussex Highway, in Delmar, after a neighbor hear noises coming from the business, and saw a 10 wheeled tractor was backed up to a shed on the business. Troopers and Delmar Police arrived on scene, but the Peterbuilt truck had already driven off.

Police say a witness followed the truck into Maryland, and reported its new location to officers. According to the report, Maryland State Police, officers from Salisbury Police Department, and Deputies from Wicomico County Sheriff's Office continued the pursuit.

Police say after 45 minutes, the truck made its way back into Delaware, on Route 13 North. Police say the truck was driving with flat tires, because of stop sticks that were used by law enforcement in Maryland, was still attempting to eluding Police, at speeds less than 40 MPH. The truck entered into Seaford city limits, where it made a U-turn on Garden Lane, and headed South on Route 13, before finally stopping behind the McDonalds. Police say the driver, 44-year-old Christopher Cornish was arrested, without further incident.

DSP say their investigation revealed the 2013 Peterbuilt 10 wheeled day cab tractor had been stolen from Seaford Concrete located at 20956 Coverdale Road in Bridgeville earlier that night, and was driven to Delmar by Cornish, who was reportedly trying to steal a vehicle from inside the shed at Mike's Clearance Center.

Cornish was charged with 3rd degree attempted burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, 2 counts of criminal mischief, and various traffic offences. He is being held on $40,000 bond at SCI. Agencies in Maryland may have additional charges stemming from the pursuit.

Police say that Cornish was wanted by Sussex County Superior Court for Violation of Probation, along with Troop 5 for incidents that occurred in early November and mid-December that included Receiving Stolen Property, Theft, and other traffic violations. He was also reportedly wanted by Harrington Police Department, Bridgeville Police Department, and Seaford Police Department for various offenses. Cornish will reportedly be formally charged with the above listed crimes at a later date and time.

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