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High-speed chase in rain leaves Goff all wet
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A man who eluded the law during a high-speed pursuit in the rain has been indicted on multiple counts.
The suspect, Joshua Wayne Goff, 36, was indicted on charges of second-offense driving on a suspended license, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and evading arrest.
His indictment comes after sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter tried to pull him over on Short Mountain Road. The suspect immediately began to run.
“He accelerated at a high rate of speed and refused to stop,” Carpenter said, noting the conditions were treacherous.
“There were other vehicles on the roadway and it was raining,” the investigator said, noting the dangerous road surface forced him to discontinue the pursuit when Goff turned onto Newt McKnight Road.
A check of Goff’s license revealed he was under suspended status for driving offenses in Warren and Van Buren counties.