A Logan man arrested following a vehicle and foot chase was also caught hiding a bag of drugs in the police cruiser.
According to the criminal complaint, on January 10, West Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper R.L. Glaspell was doing road patrol near Cora when he observed a Dodge Caravan operating with no motor vehicle inspection sticker and an expired registration tag. As he attempted to make a traffic stop, the van turned off to Shamrock at a high rate of speed. The officer located the vehicle at a residence and two witnesses reported that a African American male, short in height and with short hair, had got out of the vehicle. They further advised the officer that the man had run down the railroad tracks toward the Cora Rich station. Glaspell ran a check on the vehicle and was notified that the license plate did not belong to the van. Sr. Trooper J.G. Honaker advised Glaspell that he was familiar with the vehicle because he had issued a citation to the suspect while he was driving the van.
Officers located Jason David Evans, 37, near the Cora Rich Station. When officers spoke to Evans and attempted to perform a Terry Frisk for safety, Evans pulled away from the officer.
After Evans was subdued, officers frisked Evans in which they found keys belongs to the van and $130 in cash.
After Evans was arrested and placed in the cruiser for transport, Honaker believed Evans was stuffing something in the seat of the cruiser. Upon investigating, Honaker found that Evans had stuffed a baggy containing three individually wrapped substances believed to be crack cocaine as well as three white oblong pills believed to be Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone.
Evans was charged with possession with intent to deliver, fleeing in vehicle, fleeing on foot, obstructing, driving revoked for non DUI, motor vehicle inspection violation, improper registration and no insurance. He is currently lodged in Southwestern Regional Jail on a $30,000 bail.
In other Magistrate Court news:
• James Truman Smith Jr., 34, was booked on Jan. 9 by the WVSP for failure to obtain WV registration, destruction of property, no insurance, improper registration, leaving scene of accident and DUI (2nd offense). His bail was set at $30,000.
• Patty Ann Lester, 47, was booked on Jan. 9 by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department for no insurance, fail to yield right of way and DUI (1st offense). Her bail was set at $3,000.
• John David Browning, 34, was booked on Jan. 10 by the WVSP for reckless driving, defective equipment, DUI (3rd offense), 3rd license suspend/ revoked for DUI, improper registration and no seat belt. His bail was set at $25,000.
• Anthony Thomas Copley, 47, was booked on Jan. 11 by the Logan Police Department for shoplifting 2nd offense. His bail was set at $500.
• Elba Ray Workman, 55, was booked on Jan. 11 for assault, trespassing and B&E entering without breaking other than dwelling. His bail was set at $2,500.
• James Robert McDonald, 22, was booked on Jan. 12 by the LCSD for fleeing on foot, destruction of property and unlawful assault. His bail was set at $5,000.
• Charles Michael Garretson, 45, was booked on Jan. 13 by the WVSP for drivers license revoked for DUI, DUI (2nd offense), improper registration and operating an ATV on a centerline road. His bail was set at $3,500.
• Jeremy Shawn Adkins, 27, was booked on Jan. 15 by the Man Police Department for destruction of property. His bail was set at $2,000.
• Roman David Spears, 64, was booked on Jan. 15 by the Chapmanville Police Department for assault 1st battery of officer without weapon, domestic assault 1st/2nd (by threats), assault on an officer, obstructing and domestic battery. His bail was set at $5,000.