|(Update 2 p.m.) A Gilmer County man ran from police Wednesday morning,
car at high speed for thrity-five miles across Gilmer and Calhoun
before being captured at the "Y" Mart at Arnoldsburg. Jerome
D. Reidle fled
from officers after his bond was revoked in a Glenville court. He
reportedly had been
charged with a problem related to a domestic situation.|
Sheriff Allen Parsons said "He apparently did not want to go back to
jail." Reidle, who
was accompanied by a male juvenile, drove his older model Cadillac at
reported over 80 miles and hour, sometimes driving across the center
officers said Gilmer County Sheriff Gary Rose was nearly run down by
the suspect in
911 dispatcher Lisa Purvis said the Reidle car sped pass the 911
center at a very high
rate of speed, going into a curve left of center. 911 had advised
local law enforcement
at 10:22 a.m. of the problem.
The Gilmer County Sheriff's Department and the Glenville Police
in pursuit of the suspect. Calhoun State Police Commander Sgt. John
Sheriff Allen Parsons and his deputies pursued Reidle on Route 16
Grantsville. "He was flying high on the wrong side of the road around
according to a Mt. Zion resident. Police agencies from Clay, Roane and
State Police and Gilmer law enforcement followed Reidle to the
where the suspect attempted to elude police by driving through the "Y
convenience store lot, where Sheriff Allen Parsons blocked his exit.
cruisers came to the scene.
"It was a dangerous situation," said Parsons, who along with other law
said they are grateful for the back-up and cooperation. "We really
want to thank our
Calhoun citizens for helping us keep on top of this situation."
Several local residents,
including scanner listeners, helped track Reidle.
Reidle will likely be charged with multiple offenses.
Jerome D. Reidle (left) stopped at Y-Mart convenience store,
Gilmer County Sheriff Gary Rose (far right)
Seven police cruisers from three counties participated in stop
L to R, Calhoun County Sheriff Allen Parsons, GSC Security Officer,
Rose, Jerome Reidle and WV State Police Sgt. John Bonazzo