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Suspect pursued into Lehigh River identified

Published On: Dec 24 2013 10:07:38 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 25 2013 02:54:36 PM EST

New details are emerging tonight about that man police say made a dramatic escape during a chase with authorities in Northampton County.

WALNUTPORT, Pa. -

New details are emerging tonight about that man police say made a dramatic escape during a chase with authorities in Northampton County.

Authorities tell 69 News they're looking for 30-year-old Eric Messick.

Officials say he led police on a chase before pulling over and eventually jumping into the icy Lehigh River last week.

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We've also learned tonight that Messick is wanted for theft.

Anybody with information is asked to call police and Lehigh Valley Bail at 610-972-2659. A reward is being offered.