Winchester man indicted for pursuit

Published 8:11 am Friday, February 17, 2017

A Winchester man was indicted Thursday for leading police on a chase which ended with him hiding inside a house on Old Boonesboro Road.

Daniel Vernon Banks, 33, of 135 College St., was arrested Jan. 6 following the end of the pursuit. According to court documents, Winchester Police were alerted to watch for a stolen Ford Expedition near Clark Regional Medical Center. An officer spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it near Bypass Road, but it accelerated down Bypass Road at speeds up to 85 mph.

Officers set up spike strips at the intersection with Boone Avenue, which damaged the vehicle. It then turned onto Boonesboro Road and Old Boonesboro Road. Police said the truck stopped at 5925 Old Boonesboro Road and Banks ran inside to hide in a kitchen cabinet. Several children in the home ran outside when he entered, police said.

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Banks was arrested at the scene.

Banks was indicted for first-degree fleeing or evading police (two counts), first-degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property and first-degree persistent felony offender.

Also indicted was David Archer for first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. According to court documents, he gave a 14-year-old child alcohol on Dec. 26, 2016, and then subjected the child to sexual activity. Archer, 37, was arrested by Winchester Police Wednesday.

The grand jury also returned the following indictments:

— Amanda R. Thomas, receiving stolen property (firearm)

— Cody Christopher Bradley, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two counts), second-degree persistent felony offender

— Shane Martin, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two counts), first-degree promoting contraband.

— Shari Cox, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two counts)

— Brandon Flynn, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two counts).

— Stephen Litteral, flagrant non-support, second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Clayton Gene Hampton, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument (two counts).

— Michael L. Dunn, failure to comply with sex offender registration

— Marie L. Jones, flagrant non-support

— Amanda Florian, second-degree escape

— Amanda Thomas, first-degree bail jumping.

— Christopher Carl Lainhart, first-degree bail jumping

— Christopher R. Tackett, first-degree bail jumping, first-degree persistent felony offender.

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