KERMIT, W.Va. – Terry Michael Jarvis, 26, of Naugatuck, was arrested Tuesday Aug. 17, following a foot chase led by arresting officers Cpl. E. Williams and Cpl. P. Muncy on charges related to reckless driving, driving left of center, felony fleeing and destruction of property.
According to a police report, Cpl. Williams observed Jarvis driving recklessly in a Red Chevy Tahoe with an unknown registration. Williams attempted to make a traffic stop on Jarvis knowing that Jarvis did not possess a valid driver’s license and that there was also a capias on Jarvis.
Cpl. Williams pulled in to T and D Quick Stop parking lot in East Kermit after seeing Jarvis pull out from the Kermit car wash. Jarvis showed disregard for safety of others by speeding out of the parking lot onto state U. S. 52 when Cpl. Williams attempted to stop Jarvis.
Once on Highway 52, Jarvis went left of center and passed a vehicle in a no passing zone. Officer Williams then turned on lights and sirens and attempted to pull over the Tahoe Jarvis was driving.
When Cpl. Williams turned on lights and siren, Jarvis fled from Cpl. Williams and passed several vehicles.
Warrants were then issued for Jarvis’s arrest for reckless driving, driving left of center and felony fleeing.
When Cpl. Muncy attempted to serve the order on Jarvis, the defendant fled on foot into the hills.
The police report states that a long foot chased followed before Jarvis was apprehended.
During the pursuit, Cpl. Muncy lost a stinger XT mag-light valued at $149, which led to the additional charge of destruction of property.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242, ext.2279.)