Clark man arrested after fleeing from deputy

Published 8:10 am Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Winchester man was arrested for several felonies after allegedly trying to escape arrest on a Virginia drug trafficking warrant.

Gordon B. Daniels, 42, of 1198 Two Mile Road, was charged Tuesday night following a scuffle with Clark County deputy sheriff Casey Caudill outside the residence.

According to the citation, Caudill was called to the residence for a domestic disturbance at 7:11 p.m. The initial report said one of the subjects had two active warrants.

Caudill said Daniels became very aggressive and argumentative when placed under arrest. Caudill said he walked Daniels to the front door and outside to handcuff him. When he did, Caudill said Daniels jerked away and jumped over the rail on the front porch, pulling Caudill with him. Both landed in the yard and Daniels tried to run away. Caudill said he tackled Daniels and, when Daniels continued to struggle, deployed his Taser to subdue him.

Caudill said he physically restrained Daniels until other officers arrived. Later, Caudill said Daniels apologized and said he thought he could get away.

Daniels was wanted on two warrants from Wise County, Virginia, for drug trafficking. He was charged locally with first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment and resisting arrest.

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