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Huntington robbery suspect leads police on high-speed chase

February 21, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:

ROBBERY: A Huntington man was arrested on charges that he stole a vehicle and led police on a high-speed pursuit from 16th Street to West 5th Street that began around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Marcus I. Jones, 29, was jailed at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with first-degree robbery, fleeing with reckless disregard, fraudulent use of an access device and grand larceny of an auto. Bond was not set.

According to the criminal complaint, a woman told police that at about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of 16th Street, an unknown man approached her from behind and said ”(expletive) give me that car,” then punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground, and stepped on her right hand.

Inside the vehicle was the victim’s debit card. The victim alerted police to a charge to her card at G.D. Ritzy’s using an app on her phone.

Police responded to the restaurant around 9:15 p.m. and located a vehicle that matched the description of the one reported stolen with a man in the driver’s seat. The complaint states the suspect began backing out of the parking space upon noticing the police vehicle. Two other officers pulled up to partially block the exit of the parking lot.

The suspect sped off the lot and went north on 16th Street, west on 7th Avenue, north on 10th Street, then west on 6th Avenue, reaching speeds of approximately 90 mph, the complaint states. The pursuit came to an end when the suspect struck a barrier pole, a tree and a parked vehicle at West 5th Street and West 6th Avenue.

The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed 15 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Battery, trespassing, midnight Tuesday, 1500 block of 6th Avenue.

Assault, destruction of property — misdemeanor, 7:29 p.m. Tuesday, 300 block of 1st Street, Altizer.

Possession of a controlled substance, DUI greater than 0.150, 7:52 p.m. Tuesday, Altizer Avenue and 4th Street.

Intoxicating substances, prohibited acts, 7:17 p.m. Tuesday, West 9th Street and Adams Avenue.

Possession of a controlled substance, 5:57 p.m. Tuesday, 1300 block of Hal Greer Boulevard.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, 6:34 p.m. Tuesday, 400 block of 3rd Avenue.

Driving under suspension or revocation, 4:29 p.m. Tuesday, 1600 block of 9th Avenue.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, domestic battery, 3:52 p.m. Tuesday, 3700 block of 4th Avenue, Guyandotte.

Trespassing in structure or conveyance, disorderly conduct, 3:37 p.m. Tuesday, 100 block of 4th Avenue.

Stalking — first offense, 2 p.m. Nov. 2, 2018, 600 block of Hal Greer Boulevard.

Forgery/uttering, fraudulent schemes, noon Feb. 1,1000 block of 5th Avenue.

Grand larceny, 5:30 p.m. Monday, 800 block of 3rd Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, 2200 block of 5th Avenue.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, 2:24 a.m. Tuesday, 1000 block of West 14th Street.

Possession of a controlled substance, persons prohibited from possessing firearms — misdemeanor, warrant, 11:50 p.m. Monday, Adams Avenue.

The following Information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:

Christopher Matthew May-nard, 34, was jailed at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with a probation violation and shoplifting. Bond was not set.

Lance P. Nichols, 27, was jailed at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Lincoln County charged him with burglary, conspiracy and petit larceny. Bond was $30,000.

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