By Bob Weaver

Gilmer County Sheriff Gary Rose was almost run over yesterday by Jerome Reidle, after he pulled into a Glenville driveway on West Main Street. Rose and Glenville police Chief Charles Davis was attempting to apprehend the man after his bond was revoked and he fled.

"I thought we had his exit blocked as I walked up through a yard," said Rose, "but he came directly at me with his vehicle down through the yard, barely missing me as I jumped to the left, my hand hitting his car." Rose said it was one of his closest calls in twenty-two years of law enforcement.

Reidle then began a thirty-five-mile flight down Route 5 through Calhoun County, which ended with his apprehension at Arnoldsburg. (SEE Herald story on March 7) "The construction workers on the Leading Creek bridge said he flew through there," said Rose. "Sheriff Parsons and the Calhoun State Police did an excellent job. The scanner listeners also helped us track the suspect. "

(L to R) Reidle, Sheriff Parsons, Sgt. Bonazzo and Gilmer Sheriff Gary Rose

Rose said several charges will probably be brought against him, fleeing with property damage, reckless driving, obstructing or assaulting an officer. Reidle had a previous felony charge for possession with intent to deliver marijuana and a capias warrant for domestic battery. It was the revoking of his bond by a bonding company that apparently caused Reidle to flee. "He didn't want to go back to jail," said Rose.

"We are grateful no one got hurt," concluded Rose.

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