Milligan man charged with counts of flight, illegal weapons, burglar tools, drug possession

YORK – Daniel Graham, 44, of Milligan, has been bound over to York County District Court on charges of possession of a deadly weapon while committing a felony, a Class 3 felony; possession of burglar’s tools, a Class 4 felony; operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, a Class 4 felony; possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony; and willful reckless driving, a Class 3 misdemeanor.

According to court documents, a deputy with the York County Sheriff’s Department was on regular patrol in the middle of the night when he allegedly saw a vehicle speeding in York. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop but the other vehicle accelerated rapidly, going 83 mph in the area of East Nobes Road near Maine Avenue.

A pursuit began on Road 12, eastbound, for several miles, according to the affidavit filed by the deputy. The driver of the other vehicle turned south on Road S and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Road 12 and Road S. Deputies say the vehicle then traveled at 117 mph. At that point, the deputies saw smoke billowing from the vehicle, as the engine blew.

The driver and lone occupant, Graham, was placed under arrest. A bag of Oxycodone was allegedly found on his person.

An inventory of the vehicle was conducted, according to the court affidavit. The deputies allegedly found several items consistent with being burglar’s tools, including two bolt cutters, lock-picking tools and files. They also found a DeWalt Sawzall with several blades, a pair of gloves, a bandana and face mask. They also found a black hatchet attached to a nylon belt. Because Graham is a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing that type of instrument.

It was noted in court documents that Graham’s criminal history includes several prior arrests for operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person. He has prior convictions for willful reckless driving in Fillmore County and York County. He also has a prior conviction of operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest in Saline County, as well as a felony conviction for second degree assault in Fillmore County and possession of a controlled substance in York County.

Arraignment proceedings have been scheduled for later this month.


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