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Fayette County man arrested after police chase

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NEW HAVEN (WVVA) - A Fayette County man was arrested Monday after leading police on an 8-mile chase.

Eugene Victor Jones, 42, of Meadow Bridge was charged with Fleeing in a Vehicle with Reckless Disregard for Public Safety following the pursuit.

Sheriff's deputies attempted to pull over a blue Oldsmobile Cutlass 88 driven by Jones for improper registration, according to a news release from the sheriff's department.

Police say the driver of the vehicle refused to pull over, leading police on an 8-mile pursuit across Backus Mountain Road in the Meadow Bridge area.

The vehicle eventually stopped on Goddard Cemetery Road. The driver then fled on foot into a wooded area where he was eventually apprehended.

Jones is being held at Southern Regional Jail.

Following is the full news release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department:

A Fayette County man has been arrested following a pursuit with Sheriff's Deputies in the New Haven area of Fayette County. Sheriff Steve W. Kessler released the following information regarding this incident.

On Monday March 11th 2013, Deputy Sheriffs of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department were conducting a saturation patrol detail in the Town of Meadow Bridge. While conducting this patrol, Deputies encountered a blue Oldsmobile Cutlass 88 that was improperly registered. When the Deputies attempted to execute a traffic stop on this vehicle, it attempted to flee the officers.

This vehicle led Deputies on an approximately 8 mile pursuit across Backus Mountain Road in Meadow Bridge. The vehicle then turned onto Goddard Cemetery Road before coming to a stop against a wood line. The driver of the vehicle then exited the vehicle and led the Deputy Sheriff on a foot pursuit through the woods for approximately one quarter of a mile where he was finally apprehended.

The driver of this vehicle, Eugene Victor Jones (age 42 of Meadow Bridge) was arrested on a Felony count of Fleeing in a Vehicle with Reckless Disregard for Public Safety. Jones was processed and transported to Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment. No person was injured, nor was any property damaged during the commission of this pursuit.

This incident remains under investigation by Deputy S.G. Milam and Sgt. S.M. Gray of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

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