Parsons man arrested after running from police, threatening officer

PARSONS, W.Va. - A Parsons man was arrested Friday after he ran from police, allegedly threw drugs out of the vehicle and threatened an officer's family.

Dustin Moran, 31, was allegedly stopped while driving along US Route 219 and told the Elkins Police Department that they were stopping him illegally and that he would not show them anything, according to court documents.

Police attempted to get Moran out of the vehicle, but he began to drive off causing the officer step away from the vehicle to prevent from being dragged, according to court documents.

Police followed Moran onto US Route 219 and watched him throw several things out the window, according to court documents. Moran, then, flipped his vehicle after striking an embankment.

A container of methamphetamine was found in a ditch near the vehicle, and another container of methamphetamine, a digital scale and thousands in cash were found in the vehicle, police said.

Moran was transported to Davis Medical Center before being taken to the Randolph County Sheriff's Department, where he threatened an officer and said, "I hope your whole family gets raped, and I will make sure it happens."

Moran was charged with terroristic threats and obstructing an officer.

The Randolph County Sheriff's Department and West Virginia State Police assisted the Elkins Police Department with the case.

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