According to the Powell County Sheriff’s Office, a man was taken into custody early Thursday morning following a police pursuit. Police report that At approximately 2:30 a.m. deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by 28 year old Clarence Reynolds of Winchester for traffic violations and suspicion of impairment.
They continue that Reynolds allegedly then ignored officers and then led them on a 25 mile pursuit where speeds reached excess of 110 miles per hour.
The chase continued and eventually led into Winchester. Reynolds was observed throwing a handgun from the vehicle at one point on the Mountain Parkway according to officers. Reynolds was forced to take Exit 96, where he then drove through an intersection nearly striking a Winchester Police unit and exiting the roadway into a field beside I 64. Police continue that he then exited the vehicle and led officers on a short foot pursuit before being placed under arrest with no further incident.
Reynolds was found to be wanted on two outstanding Clark County bench warrants and transported to PCDC to be lodged on the following charges:
– Speeding 26 MPH OR > Speed Limit
– Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
– (3) Wanton Endangerment – 1st Degree – Police Officer
– Oper Mtr Vehicle U/Infl Subst, 1st (Agg Cir)
– (2) Possession of Handgun By Convicted Felon
– Tampering With Physical Evidence
– Operating on Sus or Rev Operators License
– Disregarding Stop Sign
– Reckless Driving
Police add that is Reynolds’ third pursuit in one year. In a previous case, Reynolds was in possession of a stolen firearm and a large amount of suspected Methamphetamine. Also resulting from that incident was a Winchester Police Officer being dragged by the vehicle Reynolds was operating according to authorities. Assisting in this recent arrest was the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Winchester Police Department.