PIKEVILLE, Ky. - A Pike County, Ky., resident wanted on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant was arrested without incident and taken into custody at his home on Jan. 24, by U.S. Marshalls from the Southern West Virginia District office.
According to information received from Mingo County Sheriff’s Department Chief Field Deputy James Smith and the booking officer at the Pike County Detention Center, Darryl Diamond, 48, was arrested following an indictment warrant being issued in Mingo County stemming from Nov. 15, 2011 charges.
Smith said that on Nov. 15, Diamond was attempting to evade Deputy M. Miller during a traffic stop. During the pursuit, he reportedly rammed the police cruiser on numerous occasions and caused bodily harm to the officer.
The defendant allegedly fled across the West Virginia and Kentucky state line and was captured after he was involved in an accident that left his car inoperable.
Mingo Deputy N. Mines accompanied the U.S. Marshalls when the warrant was served.
Diamond is currently lodged in the Pike County Jail on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant and is awaiting extradition back to Mingo County. He will then be arraigned in magistrate court and will be formally charged with five felony and one misdemeanor charges that include two counts of fleeing vehicle with bodily injury, two counts of malicious assault on an officer, one count of felony destruction of property and one charge of defective equipment.
Arresting officers involved with the November fleeing in addition to Miller and Mines include Deputies M. Leandaro, and J. Muncy.