A St. Johnsbury man is being held without bail

A St. Johnsbury man is being held without bail on a host of charges after being accused of stealing two cars and leading police on a vehicle and foot pursuit. The incident began the morning of September 1, when 29 year old, Richard Kendall III,  of St. Johnsbury, was pursued by Lyndon Police Department while operating a stolen Subaru Impreza. Eventually, Kendell came to a stop on Mt. Hunger Road, but fled into the woods. A State Police K9 was brought to the area, but after several miles of tracking, the search was called off after Kendall was not located. Shortly after, Lyndon Police received a report of a stolen vehicle on Kingdom Road. The new stolen car, a white Jeep Grand Cherokee, was observed by Troopers, and a traffic stop was conducted and Kendall was identified as the operator of the Jeep. Before Kendall exiting the vehicle, police say he fled the scene at a high rate of speed, nearly striking two VSP cruisers. Kendall eventually crashed in St. Johnsbury on New Boston Road at the intersection of Pierce Road, where he was taken into custody.