An Edgarton man was arrested earlier this week after allegedly leading Williamson PD and Mingo County Sheriff’s officers on a high-speed chase that ultimately led to the vehicular crash and injury of one of the police officers involved in the pursuit.
According to the criminal complaint, on Jan. 17, 2021, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in Williamson on a Chevrolet Colorado being driven by Joshua Darrell Bandy, 30.
Police said officers conducted the traffic stop due to the truck having “the wrong tags for the vehicle.”
Police said Bandy then initiated a high-speed chase that began in Williamson, continued to Kermit, before finally coming to an end back in Williamson.
During the pursuit, police said, one of the officers “hit a wet spot on the road”…causing him to lose control and roll his police vehicle several times before coming to rest in a roadside ditch. The officer, who suffered minor injuries, was transported to the hospital by STAT EMS.
Bandy was arraigned by Magistrate Dave Justice and charged with fleeing (causing injury), fleeing (reckless indifference), fleeing (property damage), driving revoked (DUI), driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street, driving left-of-center, no registration, and no insurance.
Also arraigned were:
Michael Anthony Wiles, 26, of Charleston, burglary, obstruction, assault, and battery.
Joseph Eugene Blevins Jr., 24, of Turkey Creek, Kentucky, possession with intent to deliver (two counts), possession of a deadly weapon (two counts) and altered Pseudoephedrine.
Barbara Gooslin, 63, of Red Jacket, embezzlement by misuse of power of attorney or other
fiduciary relationship, and forgery and uttering (seven counts).
Jimmy Ooten, 40, of Mate Creek Road, fleeing (on foot) (complaint one, dated Jan. 13, 2021); and receiving/transferring stolen goods (complaint two, dated Dec. 29, 2020).
Robert Chapman, 53, of Pinsonfork, Kentucky, escape from custody, obstruction, and fleeing on foot (complaint one, dated Jan. 12, 2021); failure to stop, reckless driving, fleeing (vehicle), and no insurance (complaint two, dated Nov. 12, 2020); and no registration, permitting unauthorized driver, permitting (DUI), and obstruction (complaint three, dated July 3, 2020).
Danny Dotson, 35, address unavailable, obstruction and fleeing (on foot).
Misty Dawn Compton, 44, of Freeburn, Kentucky, DUI and driving left-of-center.
Ryan Perkins, 35, of Meador, manufacture/deliver a controlled substance, person prohibited from possessing a firearm, battery on an officer, and fleeing.
Terry Andrew Baisden, 35, of Delbarton, trespassing, possession with intent to deliver, and obstruction.
Kartina S. Workman, 38, of Delbarton, expired driver’s license, driving revoked (DUI), and no insurance.
Ryan David Dempsey, 26, of Delbarton, person prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Joshua Fouch, 35, of Delbarton, fleeing (vehicle), child neglect creating risk of injury, expired registration, and failure to obey a traffic device.