Homestead man involved in police chase is arrested
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Allegheny County police on Wednesday arrested a Homestead man who they said led West Mifflin officers on a chase early Monday that ended when he tried to ram police with his SUV.
David Ausburn, 24, of Homestead has been charged with crimes including attempted homicide stemming from the encounter. Police captured him Wednesday afternoon at a home in McKeesport and also charged Sean Naugle, 19, with hindering apprehension.
Monday's chase began when West Mifflin officers spotted Mr. Ausburn driving erratically and tried to stop him, police said. He paused near the Shell gas station on Homeville Road before speeding off, leading officers down side streets and main drags on what would become a three-mile chase to Dravosburg.
Police said he threw a stolen .40-caliber handgun from the window of his white Dodge Durango as he drove.
Officers cornered him on Scott Drive, where Mr. Ausburn put his SUV in reverse and tried to run over one of them, police said. He also hit a cruiser. West Mifflin officers Ryan Sabol and Michael Woodburn fired at the Dodge when Mr. Ausburn refused to stop, according to a criminal complaint.
Mr. Ausburn is the son of the former West Homestead police chief of the same name.
First Published July 19, 2012 12:00 am