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ASHFORD — An Ashford man faces multiple charges after a brief police chase May 26, according to a criminal complaint.

According to a complaint filed by Deputy C.T. Daniels of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, the officer was on a routine patrol around 6 p.m. May 26.

According to the complaint, the officer noticed a vehicle at a stop sign behind two other cars bearing an expired inspection sticker from 2017.

Walter Paul McDerment III, 41, of Ashford, was observed to be the driver of the vehicle. According to the complaint, the accused had a suspended license due to multiple unpaid citations.

According to the complaint, the officer initiated his lights to pull the car over and the accused began revving the engine before passing the two vehicles in front of them in a no-passing area.

After this, the officer turned on his signal and began pursuing the vehicle “with speeds in excess of 50 MPH” according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, the officer lost sight of the vehicle near Rumble Grade School and was then advised that the accused had traveled up Dog Hollow and up to the McDerment Family Cemetery.

The officer then located the vehicle in the cemetery, according to the complaint, along with the accused’s grandfather. After running the plates through the Boone County E-911 Center, it was learned these had also expired in 2017.

The grandfather reportedly told the officer “nothing on the car was legal” and that the accused “had just got it running.”

McDerment is charged with one count of felony fleeing vehicle, one count of expired registration, one count of expired MVI, one count of no insurance and one count of driving with a suspended license.

Reporter Nancy Peyton can be reached at or 304-824-5101.

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