William Chad Meade, 33 of Verdunville, was arrested by the West Virginia State Police on July 24 for fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others causing injury, fleeing in vehicle while DUI and driving with a revoked license due to DUI 3rd offense.
On July 24, Trooper J.E. Garren was performing routine road patrol when he allegedly observed a black Ford Mustang traveling on Victory Point Road at a high rate of speed and crossing the center line. Garren reports that he initiated his lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle.
At this time, the vehicle allegedly accelerated and fled from Garren onto Holden Road while running three stop signs, traveling over the center line into the opposite lane and passing two vehicles on a double center line.
While in pursuit, the vehicle was allegedly swerving and could not maintain the proper lane while almost striking vehicles and running several vehicles off the road. As the vehicle approached County Road 119/26 and Mud Fork Road intersection, the vehicle struck another vehicle in the front driver’s side, causing injury to the driver of that vehicle.
Upon approaching the vehicle, Trooper Garren asked the driver, later identified as Meade, and his passenger to exit the vehicle. Meade was reportedly stumbling and unable to keep his balance. Garren also reported that Meade’s eyes appeared to be glassy and bloodshot.
After being read his Miranda Rights, Meade admitted that he had smoked marijuana and taken a Suboxone earlier, as well as Neurotonin and Xanax. However, Meade allegedly refused a blood test.
Upon further investigation, Garren was advised that Meade’s driver’s license was revoked for three active DUIs: Dec. 1999, July 2006 and Oct. 2011. He was also convicted of driving with a revoked license DUI, 2nd offense, in March of this year.
Meade’s bail is set for $100,000.
• Jimmy Walker, 36, Kendra Walker, 25, both of Christian and Ashley Booth, 30 of Lyburn, were arrested on July 25 for multiple charges. All three are charged with burglary, conspiracy and receiving/transferring stolen property.
On July 11, Senior Trooper J.G. Honaker was advised by James Walker that his residence had been burglarized while he was in the hospital. Through further investigation, Honaker was able to determine that Jimmy, Kendra and Booth removed multiple items from James’ home.
Honaker was able to locate some of the stolen items, as well as statements from individuals that stated the defendants sold the items around the community. The value of the stolen items is valued at more than $1,000.
Jimmy’s bail is set for $10,000, Kendra’s bail is set for $5,000, and Booth’s bail is set for $10,000.
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