Pursuit, handgun cases headed to grand jury

A judge found enough probable cause against a Winchester man to send charges from a January pursuit to the grand jury.

Mudanar Turley, 20, of 16 Fourth St., is charged with leading police on a pursuit at speeds of 100 mph in a stolen car through Winchester.

According to court documents, Clark County Sheriff’s deputy Kevin Flora observed a speeding vehicle on Lexington Avenue and initiated the pursuit. As the vehicle approached the Winchester city limits, Flora said he requested assistance from Winchester Police officers.

The vehicle, he said, ran a red light at the intersection with Bypass Road and continued down Lexington Avenue before turning on Wainscott Avenue and crashing into a chain link fence near the King Brothers lot.

Turley and a male juvenile fled, but were apprehended. Three other passengers in the car were not charged.

The vehicle had been reported stolen from Fayette County. During a search of the vehicle, officers found a gun in the console. According to the judge’s notes on the docket, the owner of the car said there was not a gun in the vehicle prior to the theft.

One officer was treated at the scene after being “clotheslined” by a wire.

Turley is facing charges of speeding, reckless driving, disregarding a traffic control device, first-degree fleeing or evading police (two counts), first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief (three counts), first-degree criminal mischief, receiving stolen property and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Turley pleaded guilty in 2019 to an armed robbery where he was supposedly selling an iPhone over Facebook Marketplace.