High-speed pursuit in Kenbridge

Published 12:19 pm Friday, January 8, 2016

A local man is out on bail but facing a variety of charges arising from a high-speed chase on Sunday, Jan. 3, 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, who is from Georgia but was staying with his grandmother in Kenbridge, was also charged with driving under the influence and not wearing a seatbelt by State Police Trooper W.R. Wooding III

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 which working radar spotted him speeding, Hite said.

Boyd crashed trying to take a left onto Starlight Lane, the vehicle ending up in the parking lot of a church, Wooding said.

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

Boyd was driving his sister’s car, Hite said.

“It tore the front end of the car up,” Hite said. “I’m pretty sure it’s totaled.”