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Big Creek man arrested on possession, cultivation and other charges

BIG CREEK A man was arrested in Logan County on multiple charges including fleeing and possession.

West Virginia State Police were conducting road patrols along Route 10 in the Big Creek area on the afternoon of Friday, June second. According to police, they observed a vehicle with temporary registration that did not belong to the vehicle, expired inspection sticker and a driver not wearing a seat belt.

Troopers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle increased speed in a reckless manner, According to a criminal complaint filed in Logan Magistrate Court, the vehicle turned down a dirt road and the rough terrain forced Troopers D.A. Holt and R.L. Morgan to terminate pursuit. Police continued on foot and found the vehicle abandoned. Police wrote in the complaint that the “suspect had bailed out of said vehicle and ran through the mountains away from troopers.”

Troopers went up Lime Stone Road to find the suspect they identified as 50-year-old Ance McCoy. They located the defendant walking from behind a trailer and attempted to enter his father’s residence. They detained McCoy in one cruiser before moving him to another cruiser. According to troopers, they observed McCoy’s boot off in the cruiser and a suspected Methamphetamine pipe in the floor.

Troopers conducted a search of the suspects vehicle and located suspected Marijuana, Methamphetamine and four marijuana plants growing in containers in the back of the vehicle. Troopers also learned that McCoy was driving on a revoked operators from a DUI conviction in 2018.

McCoy was charged with fleeing with reckless indifference, fleeing on foot, driving revoked DUI, cultivation of marijuana, possession of schedule 2 controlled substances and possession of marijuana less that 15 grams.

Bail was set at $30,000 10% surety


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