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Deputies: Man charged after pursuit, fighting with officers

Kanawha County deputies say Jackie Sebastian Harper, 24, of Elkview is charged with fleeing on foot and resisting arrest following a pursuit early Monday on Charleston’s West Side. (West Virginia Regional Jail)

Kanawha deputies said they arrested a man who fought with officers after a pursuit, and officers found more than $18,000 on him.

Jackie Sebastian Harper, 24, of Elkview is charged with fleeing on foot and resisting arrest following a pursuit early Monday on Charleston’s West Side, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

While Cpl. A. J. Miller was driving through Charleston’s West Side, he was almost struck by a dark colored Toyota Corolla as it ran a stop sign near Mary C. Snow Elementary School.

Miller pursued the vehicle through the West Side into north Charleston where it turned onto a dead-end street near 29th Street. While the vehicle was still in motion, the driver jumped out and ran. Two passengers also fled the car as it struck a parked vehicle.

The release said Miller caught Harper, who was one of the passengers, and he fought with the officer until he was handcuffed. Officers said Harper had a small bag in his possession with more than $18,000 inside.

Charleston police and other deputies assisted at the scene and attempted to find the remaining two who fled from the vehicle.

The car is believed to be involved in an incident elsewhere in Charleston prior to the pursuit initiated by Miller on Tuesday, the release said. Firearms and drugs were located in the vehicle.

Kanawha deputies and Charleston police are continuing to investigate.

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