CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Lincoln County fugitive was in jail Tuesday after allegedly trying to run from police in Kanawha County.
Trooper B.K. Smith, of the State Police's Quincy detachment, spotted a red Mercury with improper license plates heading south on Interstate 77 near Malden at about 3 a.m., said State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous.
He said Smith tried to stop the car, but the driver fled.
Baylous said the car pulled onto W.Va. 94, turned onto Four Mile Road and sped through Kanawha State Forest before ending up on Clark Road. On Clark Road, he said, the driver stopped and he and a passenger jumped out and ran away.
Smith was able to catch the driver of the car, Robert Lee Dillon, 28, of Harts. The passenger got away.
Smith discovered that Dillon was wanted on a fugitive warrant from Lincoln County for fleeing from home confinement, Baylous said. Dillon was charged with fleeing from police, wanton endangerment and fleeing while driving under the influence of alcohol.
Dillon was in the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.
Baylous said anyone with information about the passenger in the vehicle may call the Quincy detachment at 304-949-3136.