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OTTAWA — A Joes Creek man was arrested and charged after he fled police on Sept. 16, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

Danny Ray McNeely, 29, was charged with fleeing in vehicle with reckless indifference.

According to a criminal complaint prepared by Boone County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mark Abbott, he and Sheriff Chad Barker observed a white SUV enter an Exxon station in Ottawa, and a female emerged from the vehicle to pump gas.

The officers identified the driver as a defendant who had active warrants against him, according to the report.

The complaint states that Abbott and Barker exited their vehicle and walked toward the accused, and he fled at a high rate of speed while the female was still pumping gasoline.

The report added that the accused drove south on Route 17 at a high rate of speed for approximately three miles before hitting a hillside. causing the vehicle to roll over onto its top.

The officer assisted with removing the accused from the vehicle, as the man was “somewhat trapped” according to the complaint.

As of press time, McNeely was held at Southwestern Regional Jail on a $1,800 cash bond.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at 304-307-2401.

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