On June 14, 2018, at approximately 2:57 a.m., a Morgantown Police Officer observed a traffic violation in the Downtown area involving a white Chevrolet Impala. The officer activated his emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle fled the area by traveling south on South High St. at a high rate of speed. At that time, the officer discontinued pursuit of the vehicle. A few moments later, the vehicle crashed at the intersection of South High St. and Dorsey Ave. The driver of the Chevrolet Impala went through the guardrail at that intersection, landing in the Oak Grove Cemetery, which caused damage to at least one headstone. The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot in the First Ward area. After a brief foot pursuit, several Morgantown officers in the area captured Tyrone Terrell Jackson, taking him into custody without incident.
Tyrone Jackson, 34 years old, of Clarksburg, W.Va., was taken into custody and transported to the police department where he was charged with fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, and possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone. After Jackson was processed, he was transported to the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office to await his arraignment.
This incident is still under investigation. If anyone has any information concerning this incident, please contact the Morgantown Police Department at 304-284-7522.
The Morgantown Police Department is committed to its goal of eliminating crime in our city. Citizens are encouraged to become a “Partner in Policing”, by reporting suspected criminal activity to the Morgantown Police Department Switchboard at 304-284-7522. If you need immediate police attention or a crime is in progress, call 911.
Authority: First Sergeant C. Reyes