Man charged for fleeing from sheriff’s deputy

From staff reports

A Franklin man is facing charges for fleeing from a Venango County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop.

Roman Incorvia, 27, was driving his vehicle on Cherrytree Road in Oakland Township on July 4 when the sheriff’s deputy tried to pull him over because one of the rear lights on his vehicle wasn’t working, according to a criminal complaint filed by the sheriff’s department.

Incorvia didn’t stop and drove his vehicle down Cherrytree Road at a high rate of speed, the complaint said.

Then Incorvia stopped the vehicle a ways down the road, got out and ran into the woods with the sheriff’s deputy chasing him, according to the complaint.

Incorvia has been charged with felony counts of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer and flight to avoid apprehension/ trial/ punishment, a misdemeanor count of recklessly endangering another person and four summary traffic violations.

He was placed in the Venango County jail after being unable to post bail.

Incorvia’s preliminary hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Central Court.