The man who led police on a three-county high speed chase took the path of least resistance Wednesday and waived his case to the grand jury.
Michael Osborne, 34, of Slade, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in district court for his charges from the March 27 pursuit, but decided not to have the hearing.
Osborne is facing multiple charges, including first-degree wanton endangerment, receipt of a stolen credit card, disregarding a stop sign, receiving stolen property under $10,000, first-degree fleeing or evading police and receiving stolen property under $500.
The incident began when Winchester Police detectives were looking for Osborne, who was already a suspect in several theft cases. When they spotted him driving a Dodge Neon reported stolen from Powell County on Rockwell Road, they attempted to stop the car but the driver sped off.