Whitesburg KY

Man pleads guilty to fleeing police

A Virginia man recently pleaded guilty to fleeing from police in Jenkins.

Ralph Edward Taylor, 30, of 6512 Dooley Rd., Norton, Va., pleaded guilty on Feb. 11 to amended charges of second-degree fleeing or evading police, public intoxication, operating a motor vehicle suspended driver’s license, reckless driving, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, resisting arrest, speeding, and no license plate.

Taylor is placed on unsupervised probation for two years. As part of the agreement, he must refrain from violating the law, pay $130 in court costs, and pay a merged fine of $500 to the Letcher Circuit Clerk’s Offi ce by April 10. Taylor’s probation is unsupervised but if he becomes a resident of Kentucky, the probation will become supervised by the Department of Probation and Parole. He is to receive 30 days jail credit for days held in Virginia. He must forfeit the firearm seized by the City of Jenkins Police Department to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The grand jury says Taylor fled after being ordered by police to stop his motorcycle on Oct. 31. He is also charged with carrying a loaded .45 Glock semiautomatic pistol, speeding at more than 70 miles per hour, and threatening Jenkins Police Officer Anthony Maggard.

Officer Maggard testified in the case.

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