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Ridgway man arrested after police chase through woods

RIDGWAY – A Ridgway man fled from State Police on Tuesday leading to a police chase through the woods.

State Police say 49-year-old William Thompson of Ridgway fled from Ridgway State Police due to having active warrants for his arrest.

Thompson was arrested by police after a foot pursuit through the woods.

Thompson has been charged with flight to avoid apprehension and the possession of methamphetamine.

He is currently being held at the Elk County Jail.