Two St. Albans police officers injured, two people taken into custody after pursuit
ST. ALBANS, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
Two St. Albans police officers have been released from Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital and two people were taken into custody after a vehicle pursuit.
Lt. P.A. Bass suffered a facial injury, and Patrolman M.W. Cooper suffered a broken hand, St. Albans Police Department Chief Joe Crawford said. Both officers have been released, but one suspect is still in the hospital.
The chase started about 12:40 p.m. Thursday at Seventh Avenue and 10th Street after the officers tried to stop a car after receiving a report about a possible stolen vehicle.
Crawford said the pursuit went through several streets before ending in a dead-end street. Five people – two males, two females and a 5-year-old child – were inside the vehicle.
Two people were taken into custody after they fled on foot. Crawford said those detained could face fleeing and battery on a police officer charges.
It was unclear how the officers were injured.