CHARLESTON - A man was arrested in Dunbar, West Virginia, on Tuesday afternoon where a high-speed pursuit that began in Milton came to a halt. The suspect allegedly crashed and then attempted to flee on foot, then steal a vehicle, according to emergency dispatchers and responding police.
Alex Nathaniel Foster, 25, was jailed at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday. He is charged with parole violation and is also facing several charges related to the pursuit.
According to a statement from the Milton Police Department, Milton officers were alerted to be on the lookout for the suspect by state parole officers. Two Milton officers spotted the suspect on Newman's Branch Road, and he allegedly took off at a high speed and got onto Interstate 64. Two more Milton officers joined the chase before it carried into Putnam and Kanawha counties.
According to MPD, the suspect hit several cars, injuring several people, before he was apprehended while attempting to hijack a vehicle from an elderly driver. The pursuit ended in Dunbar between the bridge and the Dunbar Avenue intersection.
The area from the bridge to I-64 was temporarily closed to traffic, dispatchers said.
There was no information available on potential injuries for those involved, but dispatchers said ambulances were sent to the scene after the suspect hit another car while fleeing from police.
Several law enforcement agencies from the three counties were involved in the pursuit. The West Virginia State Police is handling the case.
In an unrelated case, a juvenile male was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of making threats on social media toward Cabell Midland High School, according to Cabell County Schools.
Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said a male posted a photo of himself holding a gun accompanied by threats made to the school around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Within an hour of police being made aware of the post, the individual was arrested. Zerkle said he was housed in the Robert Shell Center and will go before Cabell Circuit Judge Paul Farrell this week.
A robocall sent out by Cabell County Schools spokesperson Jedd Flowers alerted Cabell Midland students and parents of the arrest. Flowers said the school remains open and on regular schedule.
The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:
The Huntington Police Department listed 19 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:
Assisting outside - possession of a controlled substance, 10:48 p.m. Monday, 800 block of Main Street.
Information report - 11 p.m. Monday, 600 block of 5th Avenue.
Domestic battery, 9:45 p.m. Monday, 300 block of 35th Street.
Receiving or transferring stolen goods, misdemeanor, 4:25 p.m. Monday, 100 block of Oakland Avenue.
Petit larceny, 10:30 a.m. Monday, 300 block of Short Street.
Found property, noon Monday, 1500 block of 4th Avenue.
Battery, 4:34 p.m. Monday, 800 block of Marcum Terrace.
Deceased person, 2:56 p.m. Monday, 500 block of Monroe Avenue.
Petit larceny, 7 a.m. March 29, 800 block of 20th Street.
Tow-in, parking for certain purposes prohibited, 12:30 p.m. Monday, 10th Street and 12th Avenue.
Fugitive from justice, 11:59 a.m. Monday, 17th Street and 6th Avenue.
Petit larceny, 10:55 a.m. Saturday, 600 block of 10th Street.
Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, noon April 5, 300 block of Olive Street.
Forgery/uttering, 10:30 a.m. Monday, 2900 block of 5th Avenue.
Fraudulent schemes, 6:24 p.m. Sunday, 500 block of 20th Street.
Destruction of property - misdemeanor, 12:30 a.m. Monday, 1500 block of 5th Avenue.
Grand larceny, 9:30 a.m. Monday, 3000 block of Piedmont Road.
Warrant service/execution, 4:30 p.m. April 3, 6th Street and 6th Avenue.
DVP violation, possession of a controlled substance, warrant service/execution, 2:40 a.m. Monday, 26th Street and 12th Avenue.
The following information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:
Kristopher B. Hill, 22, was jailed at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with three counts of possession with intent to deliver. Bond was set at $30,000.
Ashleigh Regis Calhoun, 32, was jailed at 10:30 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with receiving/transferring stolen property and forgery. Bond was set at $25,000.
Amanda Louise Daniels, 42, was jailed at 10:30 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with home confinement violation. Bond was not set.
Seth Aaron Gibson, 21, was jailed at 4:05 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was not set.
Lenville Jason Porter, 34, was jailed at 8:50 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with grand larceny and persons prohibited from carrying firearms. Bond was set at $25,000.
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