Police in Westover took one man into custody on Friday following a high-speed chase that ended with a single-vehicle crash.
Officer B. Tetrick with the Westover Police Division reported seeing a blue Dodge Charger on Fairmont Street that was swerving contained in the car’s lane in addition to crossing the middle dividing line, that are indicators of impairment.
In response to Tetrick’s report, the officer tried to conduct a visitors cease on the car, however the driver, who was later recognized as Emmanuel Deontae Gibson, 32, accelerated quickly and started to flee at excessive speeds onto Holland Avenue.
Whereas in pursuit of the car, Tetrick watched Gibson’s automobile go into oncoming visitors a number of instances, recklessly passing different automobiles within the course of.
Tetrick reported the fleeing car reached speeds greater than double the posted velocity restrict of 25 mph.
Gibson ultimately misplaced management and crashed the cat right into a utility pole whereas making an attempt to go one other car in a blind flip at a excessive velocity, Tetrick acknowledged. He then obtained out of the car and started to run earlier than being apprehended by the officer.
Tetrick and different officers helping on scene observed a robust odor of marijuana coming from Gibson and the car. Gibson allegedly instructed Tetrick that he had been smoking a marijuana blunt.
Granville officers helping with the crash additionally observed a firearm on the car’s sprint, the report stated. This was later decided to be a loaded 9mm with a spherical within the chamber.
A second loaded 9mm handgun, additionally with a spherical within the chamber, may very well be seen by means of the windshield mendacity on the ground by the motive force’s facet seat.
Gibson was later discovered to be an individual prohibited from possessing firearms as a consequence of earlier felony convictions in Marion County.
In 2017, court docket data present Gibson pleaded responsible and was convicted of possession with intent to ship cocaine, two counts supply of cocaine and fleeing in a motorized vehicle in reckless indifference to the protection of others.
Gibson was additionally convicted of possession with intent to ship marijuana on April 20 of this 12 months, receiving credit score for time served since June 2022.
For the newest alleged offenses, Gibson is charged with two counts of fleeing from legislation enforcement and one depend of individuals prohibited from possessing firearms.
He was arraigned in Monongalia County Justice of the Peace Court docket and a $125,000 money bond was set. He’s at the moment being held at North Central Regional Jail.