Calhoun authorities have arrested a Crummies Creek couple and charged them with multiple offenses, both being incarcerated in Central Regional Jail Tuesday.

Villy Thomas Hardway, Sr., 53, was the subject of an hours long police chase by multiple police units last weekend. The chase was in the backwoods of the Bear Fork Wilderness.

Hardway was charged with Driving Suspended-3rd, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, and Fleeing in a Vehicle.

His bond has been set at $55,000 cash.

Hardway's wife, Janet Katherine Hardway, 37, has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit a Felony. Bond has been set at $10,000.


2-18-2017 - Multi-police agencies have been in pursuit early Saturday evening of a man in a vehicle in the right and left fork of Crummies Creek, Rush Mountain and the greater Bear Fork areas.

The man, tentatively identified as Tom Hardway of the Right Fork of Crummies Creek, at one point in time locked a gate to slow down the authorities, requiring them to use lock cutters.

Multiple State Police units from Calhoun and Gilmer, the Calhoun Sheriffs Department and the WV-DNR officer are involved in the chase.

It was not clear why police want the man, although he did go on the run, after failing to stop.

Officers were scouring greater Bear Fork, near Steer Creek and Frozen Run at 5:30 p.m.

The search was continuing into the evening.

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