Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies were lead on a chase after attempting a routine traffic stop.
Deputies were out looking for problems in the Town of Meadow Bridge on Monday, March 11 when they tried to pull over a man driving a blue Oldsmobile Cutlass 88 that was not registered properly. The driver, Eugene Victor Jones, 42, of Meadow Bridge took off and lead deputies on a chase down Backus Mountain Road. Investigators said Jones turned onto Goddard Cemetery Road, pulled over and ran into the woods. Deputies ran after Jones for about a quarter of a mile before they were able to catch up with him.
Jones was arrested on a charge of Felony Fleeing in a Vehicle with Reckless Disregard for Public Safety. He was taken to the Southern Regional Jail.
The case is still under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.
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