Two arrested after vehicle pursuit

Published: Feb. 7, 2021 at 10:20 PM EST
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WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Two people are behind bars after a vehicle pursuit with officers in the Fort Gay area Sunday evening.

According to Sheriff Rick Thompson, members of the Road Patrol attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle that had been reported as stolen, the driver then took off.

After a short pursuit the suspects crashed the vehicle and the fled on foot.

Both suspects were located in a wooded area by a deputy and taken into custody.

The driver, Rick Cook of Fort Gay, is charged with fleeing in a vehicle, receiving or transferring stolen property, fleeing on foot, and destruction of property.

The passenger, Rosetta Gunter of Morehead, is charged with fleeing on foot and is also a fugitive from Kentucky on drug charges.

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