At this point, "Coleman did not know what was going on," or if the female was trying to signal him, Williams said.
About one mile outside of Charleston's city limits, Shelton started driving erratically and passing cars, at one point crossing over the line while trying to pass a coal truck. Coleman followed him, but was unable to pass the coal truck in time and was struck, damaging both the front left fender and driver's door, Williams said.
Coleman was forced to stop the chase and issued an alert for other law enforcement agencies to look for the Jeep, which continued to head farther into Dunbar, Williams said.
A few minutes later, Dunbar police found the Jeep pulled off the side of the road with a flat tire near 17th Street in Dunbar. Wine was still near the vehicle, but Shelton had fled on foot, Williams said.
"They found him along the railroad tracks near a ditch," he said. "He had a knife in his hand and was ordered to drop it, but didn't."
At that point, Dunbar officers attempted to restrain Shelton, who fought with the officers, kicking Cpl. Russell Kaufman in the head, Williams said.
Officers pepper sprayed Shelton and took him into custody.
Kaufman was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but his injuries did not appear to be serious.
Police charged Shelton with one count of felony kidnapping. He was arraigned by Kanawha County Magistrate Pete Lopez and taken to the South Central Regional Jail. No bond was set.
Additional charges may be filed against Shelton, but the Dunbar and Charleston Police Departments are still investigating, Williams said.
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