Man arrested after leading police on chase in Parkersburg


A Parkersburg Police patrolman attempted to stop the vehicle of Jim Vandal just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning at the 1000 Block of 7th Street.

Vandal let two passengers out of the car before fleeing southbound on East Street towards south side. Vandal turned onto Camden Avenue and made a left and turn on to dead-end Buckeye Street.

His vehicle became stuck on the railroad tracks and he then exited the car and began fleeing on foot. The officer issued orders for Vandal to stop before using a Taser to end the foot pursuit.

Parkersburg Police found over 6 grams of suspected crystal meth on Vandal’s person.

Vandal was released on $6,500 bond.

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