Grand jury to hear foot pursuit case

Published 9:52 am Thursday, March 2, 2017

The case against a Winchester man charged with fleeing from a deputy sheriff is going to the grand jury.

Gordon Daniels, 42, of 1198 Two Mile Road, was arrested Feb. 14 after Clark County Deputy Sheriff Casey Caudill went to arrest Daniels on outstanding warrants.

Wednesday in Clark District Court, Caudill testified the initial call was for a domestic disturbance, but the caller said there were warrants against Daniels and he would try and run from officers.

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Caudill said Daniels was in a bedroom when he arrived, and would not put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed.

Caudill said he agreed to handcuff Daniels in the front and outside of the residence. Once they got to the front porch and Caudill reached for his handcuffs, he said Daniels jumped over the porch railing. Caudill said he grabbed Daniels and got pulled over the porch railing as well.

After they landed on the ground, Caudill said Daniels got up and started to run. Caudill said he caught Daniels and used his Taser until other officers could arrive.

Caudill said he received a torn ligament in his right thumb from the incident. Daniels had casts on both arms as he sat in court Wednesday.

Special Judge William Leach found probable cause to send the charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest to the Clark County grand jury.

Daniels previously waived extradition on warrants from Wise County, Virginia, for drug trafficking.

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Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email or call 859-759-0051.

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