CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The identity of the man police were chasing Sunday morning - a chase that ended with two deaths - came to light on Monday.
Brian Scott Good, 31 of Milliken, is the man who first led police on a chase at about 9 p.m. Saturday, then was spotted again after midnight by Charleston Patrolman Jerry Jones, according to a press statement from Kanawha County Sheriff's Lt. Sean Crosier.
Charleston officers shot and killed Good after he began ramming their cruisers with his car, police say. Jones died after he was hit by friendly fire.
Crosier said no other information about the sheriff's department investigation into the incident would be released Monday.
Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster said a memorial for Jones will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, he said.
Early Sunday morning, Jones pursued the car Good was driving from the intersection of Washington Street and Ruffner Avenue to Greenbrier Street, then onto Quick Road north of the city, Webster said.
Webster said it is routine for police to chase suspects past the city limits.
"It was a hot-pursuit situation. The shift commander was monitoring the situation," he said. "It was just like when police from other cities come into Charleston in pursuit."
The driver, now known to be Good, had a female passenger in the car, he said.
Good pulled over in a gravel area on Quick Road, Mayor Danny Jones said Sunday. By then, three other police officers in their patrol cars had joined the chase. Good rammed one of the police cars "full throttle" Webster said. Good tried to push through the vehicle, Webster said. He then backed up and rammed again into two other vehicles, trying to push them out of the way.
It was then that police opened fire, shooting Good and Jones, he said.
Jones' family declined to be interviewed Monday in light of the news that he had been killed by friendly fire.
"We just don't want to comment," Jones' father, Jerry L. Jones, said. "I personally don't think there was any wrongdoing."
Good's criminal background
According to court filings, Good was charged with domestic assault and domestic battery on April 17, when a woman said he had a knife and threatened to kill her. She also said Good threatened to kill her when she went to bed. He would not leave the residence, she said in a victim's statement. The woman said he punched her in the leg.
Good has numerous previous charges as well, including brandishing a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, assault, possession of a meth lab, intent to deliver meth and breaking and entering.
Good's criminal history includes a malicious wounding conviction in 2000 for striking his then-girlfriend's father in the head with a fireplace poker. According to court documents, Good interrupted a party at Robert Hall's home in August 1999, and dragged Hall's daughter from the residence.
As part of his agreement with prosecutors, Good also pleaded guilty to domestic battery, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to two to 10 years in prison, with credit for 441 days served while awaiting resolution of the charges against him.
In September 2001, Good's lawyer asked Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom to shorten Good's sentence, noting that he had completed courses in "Rational Cognitive Therapy" and "Coping with Anger" while incarcerated.