High-speed pursuit happens over weekend

Published 5:34 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A local man is out on bail and facing a variety of charges stemming from a high-speed chase on Sunday that ended in a wreck.

Jaquon Boyd, 20, was released on bond but is charged with felony eluding and misdemeanor underage possession of alcohol, as well as summons for speeding and driving without a license, Kenbridge Police Chief Raymond Hite said.

Boyd led Kenbridge Police Officer C.A. Stokes on an approximately two-mile chase down Blackstone Road about 12:49 a.m. after the officer working radar spotted him speeding, Hite said.

Boyd initially pulled over, but after a passenger jumped out, he fled, Hite said.

Boyd, who was driving his sister’s car, also faces charges brought by the State Police, who worked the wreck, Hite said. “It tore the front end of the car up,” Hite said. “I’m pretty sure it’s totaled.”