HARRISVILLE W.Va. — Rodney G. Singleton, 43, Glenville, had several charges filed against him after leading police on a chase July 9.
Sgt. C. M. Snodgrass, West Virginia State Police, was on U.S. Rt. 50 near Bonds Creek Bridge, and saw a tan vehicle Eastbound with an expired MVI.
The officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the male driver made an abrupt right turn onto Fairmont Ridge Road, and accelerated.
Sgt. Snodgrass was unable to catch up, but then the driver turned onto a single-lane gravel road.
The cruiser caught up with the vehicle, and the driver stopped in the middle of the roadway.
The driver, Singleton, had his license suspended in 2019 for unpaid citations, and the registration on the car, a brown Dodge Intrepid, belonged to a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta from Clay County.
He also had an expired MVI and no insurance.
Singleton was charged with driving suspended, for which the fine is $100 to $500; expired MVI, a $100 fine; improper registration, a $15 fine; no insurance, which is punishable by a fine from $200 to $5,000; and fleeing in a vehicle, for which he could pay a fine from $500 to $1,000, and spend up to one year in jail.
The defendant is being held on a $20,000 cash/surety bond.