Marion County man arrested after police pursuit

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A Mannington man has been arrested after a police pursuit in Marion County.

On Thursday, March 7, officers with the Fairmont Police Department said they overheard radio traffic state a small silver car had failed to pull over and fled from the Farmington Police Department. Officers said a short time later they overheard radio traffic state a small silver car was now running from the Barrackville Police Department.

Fairmont Police officers said they observed a silver Ford Focus traveling south on Cleveland Avenue at a high rate of speed and passing cars across the double yellow line. The vehicle then approached the police cruiser head-on in the officers’ lane. Officers said they were forced to slam on their brakes to prevent being struck by the vehicle head-on.

The driver of the silver vehicle was later identified as Isaac Efaw, 23, of Mannington, according to police.

Officers then turned their vehicle around and began pursuing Efaw with their lights and siren on. As Efaw approached the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Locust Avenue, officers said they witnessed him drive on the wrong side of the road and almost strike multiple vehicles head-on.

Police said Efaw finally came to a stop on Merchant Street.

Efaw has been charged with fleeing with reckless indifference, according to court documents. He is being held at North Central Regional Jail.

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