A Pecks Mill man was arrested Sept. 19 in connection to a July, 2015 incident that allegedly involved a fight, police chase and juveniles.
On July 23, 2015, members of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) were reportedly alerted by the Chapmanville Police Department that Douglas Kenneth Seay Jr., 36, of Pecks Mill, W.Va. had been in a fight and fled the scene along with two juveniles.
Seay was reportedly traveling southbound on U.S. Route 119 at a high rate of speed when Sergeant C.D. Kuhn, with the WVSP observed his vehicle.
Upon attempting to initiate a traffic stop on Seay’s vehicle, Kuhn reports Seay turned off of U.S.119 onto a dirt road in the Rocky Branch area. The vehicle allegedly travelled about 100 down the dirt road before it stopped and its occupants, Seay and two juveniles, reportedly fled.
Kuhn reports the group ignored his commands to stop as they fled on foot.
The two juveniles were later located and allegedly admitted Seay had been driving the vehicle. A request through WVSP dispatch on Seay’s background reportedly informed officers Seay’s license had been suspended since April 29, 2006.
Seay was arrested Sept. 19 and is charged with a felony count of fleeing a vehicle and misdemeanor counts of fleeing on foot, obstruction and driving on a revoked license. If Seay is found guilty on all charges, he could be forced to spend up to 3.5 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $2,000 in fines. Bond was set to $10,000.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]