CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A partially obstructed license plate resulted in a high speed pursuit, discovery of drugs, cash, a weapon and three arrests.
Reports indicate police attempted to stop a car driven by Doryian Williams, 22, of Braddock, Pennsylvania, on Route 50 for the plate violation when he sped up and got onto I-79 northbound traveling at speeds of over 100-miles per hour.
Police detained Williams and passenger Ikeem Degout, 20, of Fairmont, when he exited the interstate on Jerry Dove Drive. When state police performed a search Williams allegedly had $120 and several bags of marijuana. Degout also reportedly had a large amount of cash and two 9 mm magazines were found in the car.
West Virginia Natural Resources Police helped police locate two loaded handguns thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit. One of the weapons had an obscured serial number and the other had been reported stolen.
Hours later, police responded to report of two people with flashlights in the area where the two guns were found. Police made contact with Degout and Derion Terrell, 19 of Clarksburg. The two men told police they had run out of gas, but the car they were driving was found parked at the nearby northbound rest area.
Williams faces fleeing with reckless indifference, prohibited person in possession of a firearm, concealed firearm and wanton endangerment charges and is being held witout bail.
Degout has been charged with concealed firearm, wanton endangerment and accessory before and after the fact. He is in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $150,000 bond.
Terrell faces a charge of accessory before and after the fact. He is in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.