By Doug Ireland
LONDONDERRY — A local man with two theft convictions is being held on $50,000 cash bail after not paying his $17 taxi fare, police said.
Jeremy Eberhard, 30, of 19 High Range Road in Londonderry faces a felony theft of services charge following his arrest Jan. 25, according to Lt. Kevin Cavallaro.
If convicted, Eberhard could receive three and a half to seven years in prison because of his criminal record.
Eberhard called a taxi cab Jan. 18 while at Londonderry Commons Plaza on Route 102 and told the driver he wanted go to High Range Road, but didn't give a specific address, Cavallaro said.
When Eberhard was dropped off on the side of High Range Road, he fled without paying the fare, Cavallaro said.
Since Eberhard had the two prior convictions, K-9 officer John Perry II and his dog, Mingo, were called out. They tracked Eberhard to his home and arrested him on a warrant shortly before 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Bail for Eberhard was set at $25,000 cash and raised to $50,000 cash during his arraignment in 10th Circuit Court in Derry Jan. 26, Cavallaro said. A probable cause hearing was scheduled for Jan. 30.
No further information on Eberhard's theft convictions was available from police.
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