A man was arrested yesterday for fleeing police in Williamson, and, ironically, was indicted by the September Grand Jury nearly a week ago.
Jordan Dean Stamperd, 19, of Crum, was traveling east on Second Avenue in a black 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe at around 10:30 a.m., when a Williamson Police cruiser containing Patrolman D.L. Paige and Chief C.D. Rockel pulled up behind Stamperd.
“Another car was next to him and he shot around a red light when he saw us,” Rockel told the Daily News. “He was headed to the Kentucky bridge and we tried to pull him over.”
Rockel said Stamperd “shot out like a jackrabbit” and nearly rammed the cruiser he and Paige were in.
Stamperd made it into Kentucky. However, he soon came back into Williamson, Rockel said. Virtually no time had passed since the chase occurred that Rockel saw Stamperd again.
“He was a passenger in a completely different car,” Rockel said. “And he was behind the police station of all places.”
Rockel and Paige pulled up next to the car and arrested Stamperd, charging him with: running a red light, fleeing police, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license and running a stop sign.
He was taken before Magistrate Eugene Crum where he was given a $1,500 bond. However, during the arraignment, it was discovered that the September Grand Jury indicted Stamperd only a few days ago.
In the list of 34 felony indictments handed down, Stamperd was named. He was indicted for grand larceny and entry of a building other than a dwelling. He never appeared for his court date.
Stamperd was then taken before Judge Michael Thornsbury where it was made known that a capias was out for him.
A capias is a warrant or order for arrest of a person, typically issued by the judge or magistrate in a case. A capias may be issued in different forms and is commonly issued for a failure to appear in court.
Stamperd was arraigned twice yesterday, Rockel said, and was given a $100,000 cash bond from Thornsbury.
“He is now on his way to (Southwestern) Regional Jail,” Rockel said.
Rockel believed that it was nerves that caused Stamperd to try to outrun the police. He also said that the vehicle Stamperd had been driving is being investigated, as it may be stolen.
The Chief said it was the first arrest he’s made since he’s been back.