Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 22, 2014

Montcalm man arrested after attempting to flee from police

KEGLEY — West Virginia State Police troopers arrested a man after he attempted to flee and hide from police.

 Jacob L. Puckett, 20, of Montcalm, was arrested after officials tried to pull him over for a busted head light, according to Trooper B.D. Gillespie of the West Virginia State Police Welch detachment.

Puckett accelerated and continued to drive recklessly and turned into an auto salvage yard, known as Fred & Jack's. Puckett attempted to hide from police, Gillespie said.

 Puckett was located and placed under arrest.

Puckett was charged with misdemeanors, which included fleeing trooper in vehicle, speeding, reckless driving and driving on suspended license.

Gillespie said Puckett is currently being held at Bluefield City Jail.

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